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March 25, 2010


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That's right Scott. In fact i find that it's normally the small leaks that lead to mold even compared to large leaks, because homeowners tend to leave small leaks and take care of large leaks quickly.

Home Inspection Took Kit

When I was younger, I remember seeing mold at my grandparents house and couldn't understand why there was mold in certain areas of the house. It could have been condensation but once the mold started in one area of the house, it just went everywhere. These are great photos! thanks.

Los Angeles Plumbers

I agree with you. Usually small leaks are always unattended.I think in the recent days,the residents are particular in hiring a plumbing service company for these sort of issues as they just don't want to take risk of paying high amount in future because of the consequences.

Clinton Rushing

Always love the "professional" repairs that look like this. Nice catch. BTW your mortgage rates feed appears to be in error for some reason, might want to check it out. Keep up the good work, blog looks great as usual.

Robert Welch

I have seen mold like this in hundreds of homes I have inspected. One today for example has similar mold, but to add to that it had large rat holes in the walls near the molded walls. I guess even the rats need water.

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Great post Scott,

A small leak can become a huge problem down the road. I have added your blog to my favorites. And I will continue to pay frequent visits. Expecting more such quality stuff from you. Carry on !

Atlanta Home Inspector

Nearly three quarters of lawsuits being brought against home inspectors are mold related.

Puma California

You're absolutely right. Our dreams are often our brain's way of "talking" to us. thank you.


Buildings are not cheap and not every person can buy it. However, home loans are created to support people in such kind of situations.


Let's face it. We've all ignored those small, slow drips from a bathroom faucet or kitchen sink at one time or other. Fix that leaky pipe or faucet, and you'll be amazed at how much water you can save.

Chuck Martin

This post about small leaks was of great interest to us, as we’re in the building system inspection industry as well. We especially liked what was said about mold and how small leaks can turn into bigger problems later. We’d like for you to check out our web site: We offer infrared & ultrasonic testing solutions for electrical systems, building envelopes and commercial roofing systems nationwide. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I do agree that molds are the most horrible problem that one can have at home. The most important step to avoid this is stopping any water seepage.

Tallahassee best handyman

right! and i hate looking at those molds..seriously. totally gross. this goes to show that we should prevent any leakage of water. Early detection - early treatment/solution...


Yes, I totally agree: small problems, if not fixed, can be a bigger problem. Just like in any other household fixes, small leaks can pose new problems such as molds. Thanks for reminding that these problems, prevention will be the cure. Thanks!

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