SERVPRO of Bend was called to a water loss when a toilet on the 2nd floor of this Bend, Oregon house overflowed. SERVPRO of Bend technicians began removing the affected material but found more than just a water loss.
Based on the staining of the wood and the amount of microbial growth in such a little amount of time, it was apparent that a previous loss had occurred, causing mold to grow.
Based on further investigation, the homeowner did have a previous water loss but thought that it had been cleaned up.
SERVPRO of Bend was able to mitigate the mold. The homeowner was surprised at the amount of mold but SERVPRO of Bend technicians explained that in some cases, mold spores can lie dormant for long periods of time, until conditions are favorable for growth.