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Flood Waters Can Quickly Turn Into Mold Problems

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement in Cranston Rhode Island

Flood waters can affect your Cranston, RI, home for a variety of reasons. Storms can cause heavy rains that seep into your home, sewers can backup, appliances can overflow and pipes can burst. No matter why your home has standing water, you want to address the problem as quickly as you can. Even clean water can lead to mold growth within 24 to 48 hours of a water issue. Mold can appear so quickly in your home for a variety of reasons, including the following:

• It naturally occurs in the air
• It thrives in moist environments
• It could have been dormant after a previous flood

No matter why mold becomes an issue in your home, it can be beneficial to work with residential mold remediation experts after a flood or storm causes damage to your house.

Fast Action Is Necessary

If you want to stop mold from becoming a problem in your house, you need to act quickly after waters flood your home. Given enough time, mold growth can spread to far reaches of the house thanks to the increased humidity caused by the standing water.

Speed can be even more important if your home is filled with water that may contain bacteria. Contaminated water can come from dishwasher overflows, flooded rivers or toilet backups. The bacteria, microbes and sewage can lead to extra problems. For example, if dirty water remains in your home for a 24-hour period, you may have to throw away any of your furniture or belongings that sat in the water.

When you are able to catch water issues early, you can quickly dry out the part of your home that was affected. This fast action can reduce the structural damage done to your space and reduce the chances of mold growth becoming a problem. Remember, it doesn't take long for spores to start colonizing after a flood.

Visit us at http://www.SERVPROcranston.com for more information. 

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