Water damage and mold growth go hand in hand. Water damage not being taken care of right away by a professional can result in some serious secondary damage including mold growth. Mold is a normal part of our environment, but when there are elevated levels inside your home, this can cause serious health concerns. If water damage is not properly cleaned up it, mold can growth within 24-72 hours.
There are only 3 things mold needs to grow:
Contact Sage Restoration located in Overland Park, KS following any water damage that has occurred in your home. Mold can grow within 24 to 48 hours after water intrusion has occurred. If you come across mold in your home it is best to contact a mold remediation contractor to assess the situation. Even a small spot of mold left ignored can turn into a bigger problem later. Mold should not be ignored, especially if someone lives in the home with a low immune system, allergies, etc…as it won’t go away on it’s own.
Often homeowners try to remedy the problem themselves, which most often can make it worse. If the water problem isn’t fixed mold will always reappear. If you live in the Midwest we always recommend running a small dehumidifier in your basement during the summer months to keep humidity levels below 50% which helps prevent mold growth .
No matter what the circumstances, give Sage Restoration a call, we can assess the situation and provide you with a free estimate.