If you have recently suffered
water damage in the Hamptons, then you may soon need professional mold removal. Mold growth, from even
a little bit of water damage, can cause significant damage to your house
and your health. Let’s take a closer look at the answers to some
common questions about water damage.
Can I wait to address water damage?
Water damage should be addressed as soon as possible. If you wait to call
a water damage restoration company, then you risk more damage to your
home and possessions. The chances of salvaging any materials lowers when
you wait hours, days, or weeks to address waterlogged items. You will
also increase your chances of developing a health issue from possible
contaminants in the water. Chemicals, viruses, and mold spores can all
cause health concerns following water damage.
How much damage can come from a little water?
If you have an inch of water pooling under your kitchen sink or spreading
across your carpet, then you are at risk for serious damages. A little
water may not seem like a big concern, but mold can easily grow following
a minor leak or flood. Mold growth can cause damage to your home and your
family’s health. If you notice signs of mold—such as a musty
smell, increased allergy symptoms, or mold spores—then call for
professional mold removal. However, addressing water damage from the start
can prevent the spread of mold.
What can professional restorers do after water damage?
A restoration professional will assess the level of damage with moisture-detecting
equipment. He will remove all damaged or compromised materials, such as
flooring, drywall, linens, and insulation. Many of these materials may
be unsalvageable, but your restoration professional will work hard to
clear up the water damage. He will then pump out and remove as much water
as possible before setting up huge fans to dry the affected areas. During
the drying phase, the restorer will inspect for mold growth and other
contaminants in your home.