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When Will Water Damage Turn Into Mold Damage?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

When you walk into your home and are welcomed by flooding water down your walls and throughout the flooring of your home, you go into panic.  But no need to fret, SERVPRO of Fredericksburg is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.  What you do have to worry about however, is the time line.  The time in which you have to call and get help with a water damage vs a mold damage is actually fairly quick.  That is why the second you realize you have a water damage on your hands, call SERVPRO of Fredericksburg to start immediate restoration.

So here is the main timing you need to know: Water damage will turn to mold damage in as little as 24 to 48 hours.  If you wait more than 2 days after the initial water damage to call a professional or get the area dried %100 on your own, you will now be inquiring about a mold damage when you call.  If the water is not dried out within the first three days, a professional may apply antimicrobial products to prevent growth, if seen growth has not already started. This is why you should contact a professional, such as SERVPRO of Fredericksburg, no later than 48 hours after the initial water damage. 

As long as moisture is present, mold will grow.  Mold thrives in homes after water damages that are not completely taken care of.  Another note to consider, do not hesitate to call your homeowners insurance along with SERVPRO immediately.  Most homeowners’ insurances cover water damages.  Most homeowners’ insurances do not cover mold damage. When in doubt, call us.  We have teams available 24 hours a day.  We also offer FREE water damage estimates.  The sooner you call, the sooner you can avoid costly mold remediation processes.

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