Mould damage - don't ignore it.

I recently inspected a property that had sustained mould damage as a result of a leaking sink drain in the kitchen.   The leak resulted in water spreading behind a wall and below the kitchen floor.  Water also migrated into a basement wall cavity, affecting the wall finish, wood studs, and some insulation.


To restore the mould affected area, an anti-fungal application would not be sufficient and so the affected building components required replacement. This small, but long term, leak resulted in nearly $50,000 of damage.


If you ever encounter a water leak, observe the development of discolouration in a building component, or smell something musty, it is better to investigate than to do nothing and wait for the inevitable.  The cost of investigating could save you thousands of dollars in the end.