Immediate response is essential when water is found inside a building where it doesn’t belong. Whether the water came from a broken or leaky pipe, a sewage backup, or faulty appliances within your building, the consequences of not fixing the problem go up as time goes on as it can lead to wood rot, rust, odors, mold, and other types of property destruction.
Assess the damage and the environment closely – Depending on how and where the flood occurred in the first place, there could be water or moisture trapped within walls, ceilings or floors that feeds a perfect, unseen breeding ground for mold, resulting in potential structural damage or health concerns. It may be worth the extra time it takes to investigate the matter further.
If you have mold growing on your carpet, there is often, though not always, mold growing on the underlay or the floorboards beneath the carpet. Unfortunately having carpets professionally cleaned does not remove mold from the padding or the floorboards, in fact the cleaning process can actually increase the mold growth. If a decision is made to replace the flooring, third party verification should be performed to make sure mold has been removed. Floorboards underneath the carpet that appeared moldy at one time, need to be thoroughly inspected and may need to be removed and replaced and concrete must be cleaned properly. Carpet in a bathroom or other area of the home that is frequently warm and moist, should be considered for replacement with tile or linoleum, which will be easier to keep dry and easier to remove mold in the event of a future problem.
Please make sure to fill out the form to the right if you are in need of help with a flood damage or restoration.