Hi there -
An AC leak went unnoticed for a couple of weeks and went all the way through the attic flooring, insulation and sheet rock to start leaking through the ceiling. The leak was fixed, the water dried out and a fan was placed in the area to increase the ventilation. It has had 2 weeks to dry out at this point.
I have heard varying things about attic leaks - on the one hand mold is a huge issue, but I’m also told that most insulation is mold resistant and not to worry. Although I believe mold can cause a lot of damage health-wise, I’m hesitant to call a “mold expert” because i don’t want a $5k+ bill for mold removal when that could very well be overkill. I think remediation people start to get greedy when they see a homeowner that wants to be thorough.
The primary area is under the AC unit which I can’t really see, but there is discoloration on the plywood. Does this look like mold or simply discoloration/water stains?