Sprinklers can cause water damage and mold. Many homeowners wonder how can that be especially when sprinklers are just watering their yard. The problem with sprinkler system is that sometimes they don't work properly and are on too long or over-spray. If we still stood outside and watered with a hose we wouldn’t spray the wall for 5 to 10 minutes at a time in the same place, but sometimes our sprinkler systems do that. Many sprinklers systems also run at night and we don’t realize there is a problem until it is too late. Sprinkler systems are a wonderful convenience in our busy lives, but we need to maintain them.
Here are some sprinkler system problems:
Our walls are like a sandwich. There is the outside wall, the insulating space and then the inside wall. When the outside wall keeps getting wet from a sprinkler system, then the insulation material gets wet, then the inside wall gets wet. Before you know it, you have a funny smell, then you have a water stain inside, then you see a small spot on the wall, baseboard, or flooring. You clean off the spot, but the spot keeps coming back. That spot is probably mold! Even if you have not noticed a water stain on your interior walls, mold may already be in the inside of your wall.
If your exterior walls look like the one above, you may have a mold problem brewing and you may need a professional mold inspection! Call us today at (760) 844-2326 to receive a free inspection. You can Trust in the King!