Water damage almost always comes in the form of a one-two punch to your home or business. The first punch is obviously the damage left behind by water spills, flooding, or serious leaks. The second punch can be avoided through rapid response, but this is not always the case. When it happens, brace yourself, because you’re looking at the onset of mold. Mold is the most common side effect of water damage, showing up within a couple of days, spreading quickly, and proving itself almost impossible to get rid of. Mold can also be a serious health hazard to you and your family, not to mention kicking the legs out from under you if you ever have any hope of reselling the property. There isn’t a buyer out there who wants to inherit a pre-existing mold problem.
It isn’t hard to determine if your home has mold, since it presents itself as a fuzzy, greenish-black growth on walls, piping, and flooring. Mold also has a dry, musty smell that is unmistakable. Bottom line is, if you think you have mold in your home, then you probably do. You also need to take the proper steps to eliminate it immediately, because it will only grow and get worse over time, and any health hazards that are present will multiply accordingly.
Mold is a perfectly natural occurrence, breaking down dead organic matter, and in most outdoor cases, it is completely harmless. In fact, we encounter mold spores almost every day with no long term problems to worry about. Mold in your home or business, now that’s another story. Mold and its spores are suddenly encountered in large quantities in basements, crawlspaces, and other dark, damp locations. Spores are inhaled by the hundreds of thousands, which means they settle in the lungs and cause allergic and respiratory problems. Now you have a serious mold case on your hands.
1-800 Water Damage Seattle is a certified mold remediation provider, and our technicians have the skills, tools, and experience needed to not only remove the mold, but make sure it does not return at a later date. You have to remember that mold is a symptom of a much larger problem, namely water damage, and if that problem is not fixed, then you will be continuously dealing with mold from here on out. The initial problem must be addressed first, then the mold can be removed and the area treated with the reasonable expectation of success. This treatment involves the drying of all infected surfaces, improving ventilation and relative humidity levels, and generally making the environment inhospitable for mold growth. Doing this removes the mold’s food source, which goes a long way towards keeping your property mold free.
Due to the various threats that may be presented by mold, it is imperative that only certified mold remediation professionals work on the mold problem in your home. 1-800 Water Damage Seattle follows all mold removal and remediation procedures thoroughly, and all of our work is backed up with the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee. This means a high quality job done right the first time, which allows you to resume your normal life with the knowledge that your mold problem has been properly taken care of.
Don’t trust your home to just anybody. Hiring an unqualified or inexperienced company could only serve to make a bad situation worse, and it is not uncommon for homes and businesses to be condemned and torn down for no other reason than out of control mold growth. Don’t let your home become a statistic.
With three decades of experience, 1-800 Water Damage Seattle is the premiere authority in your neighborhood for water damage and other related problems. Our technicians are trained and certified in every area of the restoration industry, bringing the latest equipment and techniques into play to ensure the fastest and most thorough cleanup job you can ask for. We will get the water out, repair the original damage, dry out all affected surfaces, and then restore your property to its pre loss condition. As if it never happened to begin with. We also back our work with the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee, which means you and your family can be assured of a first rate job, done right, the first time! We service the King, Pierce, and Snohomish county area and you can reach our office at 1-800-928-3732.
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