• 3 Tips to Avoid Mold Issues from Water Damage

    Carpet with water damage

    Do you have water damage? Do you know what the biggest issue is when it comes to water damage? It’s not just that your stuff gets wet and some of it gets ruined. The big issue is mold. What you need are these 3 tips to avoid mold issues from water damage:

    Tip #1: Timing Is Everything

    If you have water in your home from a leak or a flood, timing is critical. The longer water sits, the more damage it can do and the more likely it is you’ll have mold as a result. Mold can start growing in less than 24 hours when there is water or excess moisture present. Act quickly to help avoid mold and to help ensure successful cleanup.

    Tip #2: Don’t Skimp on Water Extraction

    If you have a shop-vac and a strong will, you might feel like attempting water cleanup yourself. The trick is that the initial water extraction sets the stage for the rest of the cleanup. If the water isn’t successfully or effectively removed, it’s going to be exponentially more difficult to get the space dried out enough to prevent mold.

    Tip #3: Trust the Professionals

    Trying to clean up water damage yourself can make you want to pull your hair out. It’s difficult and time-consuming, and it’s incredibly hard to do it right and to do it quickly enough to keep mold from forming. This is why you should call in the pros to help. They have state-of-the-art extraction and drying equipment to get the water out fast enough and the space dry enough to prevent the dreaded mold.

    If you have water in your home, it’s no joke that it can do an enormous amount of damage in a short amount of time, including allowing toxic, dangerous mold to grow. Handle water damage the right way by contacting Whitehall Carpet Cleaners anytime.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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