Mold can be found in inconspicuous places
On several occasions, technicians from SERVPRO of Bend will be working at a property where water damage has occurred and find secondary damage such as mold.
The interesting factor is that some of that secondary damage wasn't a result of the current water loss. A house in Redmond, Oregon suffered a water loss and while removing some of the affected baseboard, they found mold that had grown between the wood base and the drywall. However, this particular area was not specifically affected by the current water loss.
Upon further investigation, the property owner communicated that they had a water loss the previous year but figured that they had cleaned it so quickly, that they didn't think it had affected any of the finishes in the home.
Even minor water losses, if not handled correctly can increase the opportunity for secondary damage, such as mold to occur.
If you have any questions about previous water damage, or current water damage that you feel might still be affecting your property, feel free to give SERVPRO of Bend a call at 541-385-7044.