Joined: 07/07/2020 10:13 AM EDT
Hi all, looking to purchase a house and the basement water tank has what appears to be a mold ring around it. It looks as if the basement flooded at some point and left the ring but the seller told us there has never been a flood down there. Anyone have any idea what else could've caused this? See photo below.
Joined: 06/15/2020 11:31 AM EDT
Location: 9462 Brownsboro Rd 171, Louisville KY 40241
Mold is always caused by moisture and a substance it can breakdown "eat" likely dust or other organic material combined with sweating in the basement is causing this issue. The copper staining appears to be from condensation or a slow leak on the water line. I would assume condensation given the staining that has set in on the floor and the mold/mildew on the tank. If it is a water tank any time the temperature of the water drops below the dew point the potential for condensation can occur.