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When There's Water Damage, Mold Is Usually Not Far Behind

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on Water Damaged Wall Mold Growing on Wet Wall

When there’s water damage, mold is usually not far behind. As water continues to persist, it can often lead to the growth of mold spores. When these spores are allowed to grow without proper restoration services, they can quickly spread over your home or business. It’s important to take care of this problem as soon as possible by calling an experienced water restoration service provider right away if you notice mold developing in your home or business after a flood or other large loss of water.

Can Water Cause Mildew & Mold?

Depending on where your home or office is located, water damage may cause mold. That’s because mold thrives in damp environments with organic materials. It can even grow in basements when you have an excessive amount of water that remains there for extended periods of time. For example, if you live in a flood zone and floodwaters remain in your basement for several days at a time, it could be hard to prevent mildew & mold from forming.

Is Mold Removal a Part of Water Restoration Services?

In many cases, mold removal is an integral part of water restoration services. While mold spores may take several days to reach significant quantities, many water restoration services include biocide and chemical applications to prevent mold proliferation after water damage.

The long-term effects of mold exposure are not well understood and may vary from person to person. Some people are more prone to health effects than others; some people don't seem affected at all. So if you're experiencing water damage, don't hesitate; contact your local professionals for water restoration services as soon as possible. A little prevention goes a long way!

How Fast Does Mold Grow After a Water Leak?

If you ever experience a water leak in your home or business and don’t deal with it immediately (you should know that water damage is one of our specialties), mold could begin to grow almost immediately. It can take as little as 24-48 hours for mold to develop on organic surfaces with continuous moisture.

When is Mold Remediation Required?

If you’ve had water damage to your home or business that wasn’t resolved properly, mold may already be growing inside. If you suspect mold growth in your home or business and see it in multiple areas or across an area greater than 10 square feet, it’s important to act quickly to prevent its spread. Depending on where mold is found, both professional remediation and removal could be required.

If you are in need of professional water damage restoration or mold remediation services, SERVPRO of Northwest Cobb County is Here to Help!

Call us today at (770) 966-1442

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