Does water damage always lead to mold?

Home Improvement
Nina Adams

What should be done after water damage to reduce the risks of mold growth?

Bradley Layne

Here’s what you need to know about mold: Water damage creates an ideal environment for mold growth since mold loves damp and moist places. It can start to grow and build up in a matter of only 24 hours since the onset of water damage. From this, we can conclude that if your property has been exposed to water for 24 hours, you can well expect that mold growth will be one of the things you’ll have to deal with next. 

Dealing with water damage requires these steps: (1) getting all the water out of the affected area, (2) clearing all the obstructions (furniture, carpets, and other items), and (3) drying the affected area. In many cases, homeowners do get the water out but don’t fully dry the area. This becomes the starting point for mold buildup. 

If you’ve recently dealt with water damage in your home and you think there’s a part of your house showing signs of mold growth, get in touch with the mold removal experts from AllStarMoldRemoval here.