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The codependent relationship of Water damage and mold damage

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

The codependent relationship of Water damage and mold damage

Mold needs moisture to colonize

So, you have structural mold damage on your personal property, but how did it get there? Most likely answer – a previous water damage, or leak that went unnoticed. SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh understands how to clean up water damage, how to prevent mold growth and has the training and equipment to remediate whatever mold or mildew might appear in your home or business.

Treat water damages properly to prevent mold.

If untreated, a water damage forms the perfect habitat for mold growth within 48 hours of the initial loss. If any water-effected areas go unnoticed, or if the water damage isn’t treated to prevent mold, it can result in a serious mold problem… loss of contents and structural damage.

Mold Loves drywall, insulation, and flooring

Both water damages, and mold damages often require removal of the drywall or flooring. Water damage structural damage is often limited to the wet building materials and can be salvageable through special equipment.

  1. Centrifugal air movers
  2. Dehumidification
  3. Inject-a-dry (salvages wooden floors)
  4. Antimicrobial sprays

Mold however, burrows itself into porous material such as drywall and flooring, which often results in the effected area being stripped to its studs. followed by various, meticulous treatments of professional-grade anti-fungal and anti-microbial treatments are used to eliminate mold colonies (yes, colonies). Don't worry, SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh will install drywall, baseboard, carpet, and flooring when the process is complete.

Content cleaning during Water or Mold damage

Mold and Water damaged items can be dried and cleaned if they are non-porous, and if they are textiles such as clothes, they can be evaluated and restored by a textile restoration specialist (we’ve got you covered).

SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh will clean your furniture, decorative items, and curtains as well as other restore-able items affected by mold and Water damage. We have ultrasonic machines which can gently remove, kill and detail clean the nooks and crannies out of every knick-knack in your home. On top of that, we will use a variety of cleaning and sterilization techniques as well as deodorize. Anything that cannot be restored will be brought to the homeowner or tenants’ attention and the homeowner can sign off on its disposal if they choose so. If you'd rather not throw it away - don't worry, we have a form for that too.

To start the water damage or mold remediation process, please call SERVPRO of Perry Hall / White Marsh (Baltimore County, Maryland) at 410-529-1664 and we will help get you started!