Water damage arises from many different sources for many different reasons. Whether from fire damage, broken or frozen pipes, blocked drains, malfunctioning appliances, storms, or other causes, the appropriate treatment depends on the origination of the water source. Some water carries contaminants and should be considered hazardous immediately. Whatever the origin, the most important thing in water damage is the speed with which your building and personal property can be dried. Even “clean” water can help cause microbial growth and bacterial growth if neglected. The longer the area remains wet, the more likely to have more damage whether it be in the structure or air quality. It is important to have AquaSpores send a professional immediately to respond and cleanup water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours. At AquaSpores we specialize in working with your insurance company and can help make that process smoother for the home or business owner.
When structural drying is not immediately or thoroughly performed, it will lead to ‘Secondary damage’. Secondary damages are usually more expensive and more invasive to correct than preforming structural drying. If someone does not clean up the water within 24 to 48 hrs, there is a very high chance that mold growth will occur. If mold is left unattended, it can then affect the air quality of the indoor environment.