Water damage can have catastrophic effects for yours and your family’s health, or for the health of your workers, if you don’t tackle water damage quickly, or if you don’t address potential issues before they occur. The damage can create a breeding ground for bacteria — especially mold, which can grow within hours of the damage occurring — and, in turn, cause allergies and illness.
That means you need to tackle it quick smart and hire someone who is up to the task. Unfortunately, not every company is up to the task when it comes to check for bacteria, and they’ll use unreliable methods such as swab testing or air samples to inspect for bacteria. They may even then use the wrong chemicals to tackle the problems in the property, and that can make things even worse.
The good news is, we don’t use those methods. The even better news is that we’re Advanced Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) certified, which means we can identify potential mold issues, areas of concern and points of source damage and remediate them. More importantly, we do so in a way that’s safe for you and the environment.
Act Fast to Mitigate Water Damage
Sudden water supply line breaks, sump pump backups, toilet overflows, flooded basements and other issues often affect and damage porous building materials within minutes. Molds can form within days or, in the right conditions, even hours.
Time is of the essence. If you’re slow to act, the delay will make it harder to mitigate damage. We may also need to take longer to restore your home or business.
In fact, timing is a factor in the categorization and classification of water damage. Over longer periods of time, they can change.