Cold Weather & Frozen Water Lines! By William E. Fisher, Jr. President of SEMI 02-24-18
A lot of people today think that just because its winter they don’t have to worry about mold contamination. However nothing could be farther from the truth. The mold in your home is always going to be there after all its the worlds largest Bio-Mass! Just remember that all mold needs to grow is air, moisture, and food! Its a micro-organism just trying to reproduce itself like any other plant. A good Mold Inspection is key to finding the problem!
Frozen water lines in unoccupied builds, and homes needs to be winterized. If their not going to be heated the main water supply lines should be turned off and the water line depressurized. In todays construction plastic is widely used in plumbing and it doesn’t work well with extremely low temperatures. So great care should be used to protect your property from water damage and the possibility of toxic mold contamination of the structure. Copper water lines will also break from cold weather so don’t think because it metal it wont freeze! Water in P-Traps, Toilet Tanks, and Toilet Bowls can also freeze and break. If you go to Google and put in Keywords Mold, Snow, under Images you’ll see photos of mold growing on snow! Mold can grown in boiling water, and yes also live on ice like snow. So you see mold can grow under many conditions most people would never dream of.
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