Water Damage

Water Damage

No one can anticipate a flash flood, storm or a burst pipe, worst off are the damages left behind by the water. If not recovered rapidly  water damage may result in rapid mold growth that will require professional mold removal. Water will go in to all building materials if you let it. After working as a specialist at EnviroCare Water Damage Restoration for over 10 years, we’ve learned water has a mind of its own and even after so long in the water damage industry, water still manage to surprise us.

EnviroCare is obligated to follow the IICRC S500 and S520 standards for water damage and mold remediation. Following those standards ensures the safety of the occupants dwelling in the property and prevents re-occurrence of mold growth.

Water Damage & Mold

When you have water damage, its very important to address it promptly for a very simple reason, if you have water damage, you will get mold! Water is the one ingredient that’s missing for mold to start growing. Removing the moister with prevent mold growth.

Water Damage & Mold
Water damage doesn’t have to be large amounts of water like a flood or a leak that saturates your building. Most water damage occurrences are very high moisture in the air, or in other words, humidity. Humidity over 60% indoors would start causing “secondary damage”, all soft pores material will start absorbing moisture and will get water damage. Mold growth will follow shortly after if the humidity levels stay high, as shown in the picture to the right. In this case, a condo was left without the AC running for days, humidity levels reached 100% and caused mold to grow on all the walls. Reducing the humidity levels indoors will insure your safety and prevent water damage or mold growth.

Tips to Prevent Water Damage

Following some easy steps will help prevent water damage and save you a lot of headache and money.

  • Check for Wet Areas Indoors
  • Repair Roof Leaks Immediately
  • Re-caulk your bathrooms every year
  • Keep AC Running In the Summer
  • Place Dehumidifier in Basement
  • Treat AC drains with bleach before summer
  • Treat Washing Machine Drains Regularly
  • Water Proof Brick Center Blocks
  • Clear Gutters & Check for Leaks
  • Extend Gutter Drain Away From Home Foundation
  • Flood- Call A Water Damage Professional Immediately
If all fails and you had water damage, call a professional restoration company like EnviroCare to restore your property to better then previous condition.