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Water Damage: Inspect for Serious Issues Like Mold

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Man Testing for Mold on the Wall Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. Inspect the damaged materials to help prevent mold from growing.

Mold can start to grow in the right conditions in as little as 24 hours.  If you’ve had water damage make sure to inspect the damaged materials for mold and mildew.  For long-term issues, like mold caused by condensation in your attic, the mold may have started to grow a long time ago.  If you find mold and mildew problems, it is important to be very careful when dealing with it.  All mold is damaging to the materials it infests and some is toxic to humans.  For small mold problems, cut out the material, bag it immediately and dispose of it.  If you have a serious mold issue, get out of the area, shut down the airflow to avoid spore contamination and then call a professional like SERVPRO® of East Greenville County.  Keep in mind that mold can also show up in areas like inside walls or under floors, so this water damage repair could be an ongoing process.


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