Water Damage and mold FAQ's
Water Damage Restoration, Mold Removal, Mold Inspection
What causes water damage?
Water damage can be caused in different scenarios, such as after the occurrence of natural disasters such as storms that cause flooding, roof leaks, overflow of tanks, poor drainage, and more.
Why is water damage dangerous?
Water that comes into your house via floods or is sewage water can contain dangerous infections such as viruses and bacteria. In addition, they can be carriers for different diseases. If you don’t get rid of the water quickly, they can settle down on your property. This can lead to health issues and cause structural damage in the long run.
Why do I need a qualified technician to handle water damage and mold removal?
When unwanted flood water, mold, or mildew are present in your house, they could cause various health and physical hazards. For example, electrical wires could be loose and slip into the water. This and many other unknown hazards might be waiting for an inexperienced person. Therefore, it is better to get the services of a qualified water damage expert who is familiar with the different scenarios that can arise from water damage. They are also trained to carry out post-water damage activities such as drying, dehumidifying, and sanitizing.
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What should I do after a flood, water, or sewage leak?
The first thing you can do is switch off all electrical appliances and outlets for electricity in the flooded area. Next, you should call for a water damage restoration company. If there is structural damage to the property, you should stay away from the place. Avoid walking through the floodwater if you were unable to turn off the electricity. It is best to keep yourself dry to avoid contaminants.
What is the difference between Mold and Mildew?
The word mold refers to all kinds of microscopic fungi that eat away any organic matter, such as wood, clothes, paper, and walls. Mold can cause breathing problems, and unlike mildew, it penetrates surfaces.
Mildew is a type of fungus that grows flatly, which means that it doesn’t penetrate any surfaces but grows on top of the surface and proceeds to grow horizontally.
Both these fungi can damage your property and your health, therefore do not ignore their growth