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Why You Should Call Water Damage Professionals

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold growing on walls in hall with fans Water damage can cause mold growth, just like it did in this home!

Water damage cleanup can be a stressful and expensive process. That’s why many property owners initially try to clean the damage themselves. Over the years, however, many of those same customers will later call us about mold problems or other unexpected complications that arose from their DIY efforts. While we understand the desire to handle problems yourself, if you have water damage, there are a few reasons why you should call the professionals instead.

Water Damage and Mold

In addition to food (organic material), mold spores need moisture to activate and grow. Unfortunately, the large volumes of moisture produced by water damage are exactly what they need.

Although this growth can be hindered by quick action, it’s crucial that the excess moisture is completely dried out. Most homeowners aren’t equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to completely mitigate water damage, which is why they still end up with mold damage. This is often because they weren’t aware of any hidden moisture.

Hidden Moisture

Homes and buildings are full of porous materials, such as drywall, wood, and carpet. When a property has water damage, these materials absorb much of the water—sometimes where you can’t even notice. Although you might dry all the visibly affected areas, it’s the hidden moisture that can cause problems like mold and structural damage. These issues occur behind and underneath surfaces where they can’t be seen until it’s too late.

Your Local Professionals

Since 2009, SERVPRO of Catawba County East has helped thousands of home and business owners recover from water damage. Our highly trained team takes steps to completely mitigate water damage and prevent mold growth. If you have water damage and need professional help, call us any time at (828) 465-6504!

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