WHEN DOES WATER DAMAGE CAUSE MOLD?
As weather pattern change and storms becomes more intense and prevelent, the potential for water damage and subsequent mold growth increases as well. Water in your home or building is disconcerning thought. Whenever you have a water loss, it is a nerve-racking experience. You have to worry about cleaning up the water and drying out what’s affected. Sometimes you need to take care of these on you own, other times a professional company like SERVPRO of Ventura, need to come in and assess and then clean. With any water loss, mold should be worry but when does water actually causes mold growth. Below are different types of water damage that can cause mold growth.
- Sewage back-up from flooding in the area.
- Plumbing or root lease
- Damp basement or crawl space
- Overflows from sinks fro bathtub
- High humidity
- Any type of stagnant water in you home
Mold will begin to grow 24- 48 hours after the initial water damage. If you discover the source of damage, stop it quickly and clean the mess. If the water is not dried out within that time, a professional may apply antimicrobial products to prevent growth.
Experiencing a water damage disaster is enough stress on its own. Always seek for professional advice. If you experience these kind of emergencies, call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656 – 3911.