Water damages can occur for various reasons and can cause a wide array of problems for you and your property. From mold damages to structural problems, water damages can cause severe issues. Below, Core24 Services will discuss what causes water damages and what you can do to prevent them from occurring.
HOW DO WATER DAMAGES OCCUR?
- Water damages can occur from many different problems. Some of those include:
• Broken or Leaky Pipes
• Storm Damages
• Sewage Backups
If you have any type of water damages to your property, it is crucial that you call a professional cleanup company such as Core24 Services. Water can seep into areas where you cannot see it. Areas inside of walls, beneath carpets, and in crawlspaces are common for water damages. If you do not have the proper equipment to find water behind surfaces, it will not dry. Once this occurs, you will have mold growth. Mold can cause a host of problems that is not only hazardous to your health but also damages the structure of your home. When handling water damages, the professionals will use pumps to pump all the existing water out, and then fans will be used to dry all areas of the home, including places that cannot be seen. Once all water is removed, water damage restoration can occur. Damaged areas will be removed and replaced. One replaced, the areas will be sprayed with special agents to ensure no mold growth will occur.
Mold growth can spread quickly throughout your property and cause severe respiratory issues. If you see any water or mold stains, you need to call a professional immediately. Mold will continue to grow and breed until it is entirely removed from the property. Mold causes structural damages and can make you ill. To avoid mold growth, call a professional for all your water damage cleanup and removal needs.
A Case Study of Water Damage & Mold: Water Damage from a Failed Pipe Flange in the Attic
The Homeowner called the Builder of the home when they noticed water dripping from the ceiling in the kitchen. The Builder then called Core24 Services. Once the builder was onsite, a series of test holes discovered that the leak wasn’t from a water pipe, but from the dryer exhaust vent.
Source for the water damage
This vent traveled from the roof though the attic sheathing, down the interior wall splitting the Laundry Room and Master Bedroom Closet. Anytime it would rain, water would slowly leak all the way down the exhaust pipe reaching the kitchen ceiling two floors below.
How soon can you be here? And when can you start?
When Core24 Services was called upon due to a water loss, our first objective was to minimize the damage. This can only be done by responding as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in secondary damage. Our team was on site to offer Aid & Relief within the hour with an extraction and mold remediation team in tow. In the event of a water loss in ones home, the first responder should start the mitigation process immediately, as we did.
Mold… Mold… Mold… We Have Mold!!!
Mold under the carpet
Water Damage Drying Equipment
Once the mold remediation was complete, the drying equipment was installed. This equipment can consist of large dehumidifiers and air movers (fans). The objective is to return the affected areas with elevated moisture back to their pre-loss condition. Depending on the environment, drying technique and affected materials, this process can take up to 3 to 5 days. Core24 Services mitigation plan was completed in 3 days.
Mold under the carpet
Core24 Services is a certified firm with the IICRC
Small Leak, Big Problem
It never hurts to pick up the phone and ask. Core24 Services responds as soon as possible. We check all area’s to gain a full scope of work and do what is necessary to help prevent further damage.
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