• How Long Do You Have After Water Damage Before the Mold Comes?

    When it comes to water and subsequent mold growth, timing is everything.

    Water damage is a tricky beast to conquer; it can ruin homes, destroy personal items, and cause extensive mold growth and health problems throughout your home. Taking the time to know a bit about mold and how it is formed is the best way to determine when and how to deal with water damage that may be present in your home.
    How Long You Have After Water Damage Before the Mold Comes?
    The second water enters your home, the potential for mold growth starts to rise. Though mold is likely not going to sprout up as soon as water hits drywall, the longer the damage goes unrepaired, the greater the potential for mold growth.

    Generally, after three or four days, the potential for mold growth is at its highest. Mold needs both heat and water to grow and as a starts to out from water damage, the temperature in the home increases which subsequently increases the potential for mold growth.

    If you spring into action and have the debris and water cleaned up after a day or two, it is likely that no mold will have had time to grow. After the three-day mark, there is a good chance that mold will be present in the clean-up process.

    Once mold is present, it is important to hire a mold mitigation company that can deal with the complete and total removal of mold and its residue. If the mold is not completely removed, there is a chance that it could grow again without the homeowner being aware of it, which can lead to more damage and even respiratory issues in the future.

    When you need help with water damage and mold issues, call on the professionals at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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