In this case, seeing isn’t believing. Water is sneaky. It seeps into, around and under building materials faster than you think. When water gets underneath vinyl, wood, laminate or tile flooring, the flooring itself traps that moisture between it and the subfloor, causing mold to grow and flooring to buckle or crack. Carpet padding acts like a sponge, creating that same trap. On houses with crawlspaces, the moisture can also leak down and cause mold under the sub floor and in the insulation. Call the experts at SERVPRO and our moisture meters will tell you for sure!