Problems That Water Damage Causes To Homes And Businesses

Any type of water damage should be thoroughly inspected to see that there is not any steady source of water which could be adding more water to the problem. If there is standing water, it should be dried up and eliminated. If there are sources of humidity in a space, such as a crawl space, that source of humidity will need to be eliminated. The reason for the seriousness of these statements is that excess moisture, humidity, or standing water provides an excellent environment for mold and bacterial growth to occur. Mold can be very serious because it can grow from a single spore into a thriving colony in a matter of 48 days. Mold gives of its spores in the air, and breathing them can be very unhealthy for humans. Bacterial growth can cause similar problems. The main concern is that these organisms would get into the ventilation system of the home or business and that the circulating air in the building would become contaminated. Mold needs a dark area, a source of water, and a place … [Read more...]

What Do Water Damage Restoration Companies Do?

There are many reasons why a property may suffer from water damage, such as a broken pipe or a natural disaster. But whatever the cause and severity of the problem, it can create a lot of distress for the home owner. Often, the safest and most hassle free resolution is to call in one of your local water damage restoration companies to handle the clean up operation. But what exactly will they do? Essentially, it is the company's job to ascertain how much damage has been done, remove any excess water and carry out any necessary actions to restore your property back to its pre-flooded state. They will also work to determine the cause of the flooding, if it is not immediately apparent, and will give the home owner advice on what steps can be taken to prevent the incident from reoccurring. If appropriate, the company will implement the preventative measures themselves. When water damage restoration companies first enter a property their priority is to make it safe. Home owners will … [Read more...]