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Early Mould Detection could Save You a Fortune on Plumbing Fees

There are few things in domestic life are more troublesome than the presence of mould in your bathroom.

Enjoying that nice, relaxing shower after work when there’s nasty orange slime that lingers in the corner of the tile floor. Not only is mould unpleasant to look at, it can create some serious health hazards; including skin infections and pneumonia if not properly removed.

The wet, and warm of the bathroom makes it the ideal breeding ground for mould. Unfortunately, as long as you’re taking showers, there’s always going to be the danger of mould growth in the bathroom.

Leaky Pipes

When this happens, one possibility is that a pipe underneath the bathroom tiles could be leaking. If the smell is worse in a particular area, but the source can’t be located, there’s a good chance that one or more of your bathroom pipes has a leak in it.

To fix this you a plumbing professional may have to rip up the tiles in your bathroom to identify where the leak is coming from. A move that can often be very costly when taking into account the call out fee. It’s important to note that, in NSW, plumbing fees are per inspection type and NOT per site visit

Call the Plumber

A less-invasive and more cost-effective solution to this might be to consider regularly (every 6 months to a year) getting a plumber in to check the taps. The easiest way to tell if a pipe is leaking is if the water flowing from the tap does so irregularly. This method of early detection could save you money, time and effort in locating mould before it becomes a full-blown infestation.

Another similar method might be to hire a professional mould inspector to visit your home. While they lack the trade qualifications of plumbers, they have the necessary equipment and experience to find hidden mould at a minimal impact to your home.

Their moisture meters and borescopes are as equally effective at finding mould behind the shower compared to anything in a plumber’s tool-belt, and more often than not will be a less costly and time-consuming procedure than hiring a plumber for a day job.

No one enjoys having dirty, disgusting mould in the sole place of your house devoted to cleanliness, so early detection in these cases should be practised. Prevention is always better than the cure.