Water and flood damage certainly has the potential to cause mold growth. Because mold thrives in moist environments, any place that is wet (and especially humid) is a perfect place for mold to grow. If you ignore the moisture, mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours. It’s very important to take immediate action when you experience house flood damage of any type!
Mold can grow immediately in certain cases but in most cases, it will take anywhere from 24 – 48 hours to grow. It’s standard in the water damage industry to resolve the issue within 48 hours otherwise there is a high potential for mold growth which can cause additional damage and costs in your home.
Mold and mildew can cause many problems, both to your family’s health and to your home. It can destroy furniture, drywall, and wood. It can offer a place where unwanted bacteria, mites, rodents, and roaches can live. Health-wise, mold has been known to be carcinogenic and can cause flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea and infections, and stuffy noses.
Contact our team at Premier Restoration Inc. to find out how we prevent and treat mold growth. You may be surprised to find out it’s even an Eco-Friendly Solution!