How Quickly Does Mold Cause Problems After Water Damage?

How Quickly Does Mold Cause Problems After Water Damage?
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At WDLA, we take water damage services very seriously. When you’ve experienced a flood, a burst pipe, or another water disaster, time is of the essence. And, it’s for bigger reasons than you may initially think.

When you first see water damage in your home, you might think about how much insurance will pay for, or how you’re going to get the room back to its original state. It can be an overwhelming experience from the moment you see it. But, there is one thing you should pay attention to right away if you experience water damage, and it’s something you won’t see right away – mold.

The longer you wait to deal with mold, the worse it gets. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean waiting a matter of weeks, or even days – it could mean a matter of hours. By calling a restoration service like WDLA, you can be sure that your space will not only look as good as new, but dangerous factors like mold won’t become a problem later on.

In addition to mold, precious hours lost can mean things like:

  • Drywall warped beyond repair
  • Swollen, misshapen wood
  • Foul odor
  • The beginning stages of rot

Mold and mildew can grow just about anywhere, and can even get into the fibers of your carpet. So, it’s not enough to simply ‘clean up’ wet areas and dry them. Mold spores can quickly and easily be activated, and once they are, they have to be killed and removed.


Your Health is a Priority

No matter what restoration business you might work with, make sure the health and wellbeing of your family is of the utmost importance. A service with experience, and the right tools and techniques in place is always the best bet when it comes to mold removal, and getting your space back to its original state. A quality service should provide things like:

  • Blowers
  • Odor control
  • Sewage control
  • Surface drying
  • …and more!

The first thing, however, is to find a company that will do a full assessment for you ahead of time. Again, experiencing water damage of any kind can be overwhelming, and feel extremely personal. Utilizing a service that not only lets you know what they plan on doing, but how they plan to do it is important.

Since you now know how crucial time is when it comes to getting rid of water damage, using a service that can be there for you 24/7 can save you and your family from more permanent damage, and of course, dangerous health hazards like mold and mildew.

Don’t give mold spore an opportunity to grow and thrive anywhere in your home. Once they begin to grow and feed off the moisture in the room, it can feel nearly impossible to get rid of them. By then, the mold may have already started to do damage to the air in your home.

We understand getting your space back to its original state is extremely important, but it shouldn’t be the only focus when it comes to cleaning up the space – for your health, and the health of the people you live with.