Water Damage Restoration Basics
Water can be both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing when we are thirsty and are looking for a big glass of cold water to quench our thirst or a long hot shower after a terrible day. The curse begins when water intrudes into our home, and what should be dry becomes wet. The nature of water intrusion and the damage that follows is progressive. What is damp today is likely to cause swelling or distortion to building materials. If it remains wet tomorrow, the excess moisture could bring odor and microbial growth. If the elevated humidity remains, mold problems will likely take root.
Mold and the Indoor Environment
We all live with surface and airborne mold spores daily, as they are a part of the air we breathe both indoors and outdoors. Adverse environmental issues develop as a result of one essential component; moisture. Excessive moisture is the trigger that begins the life cycle of a mold problem. This can come from a sudden water incident like a water pipe break, washer hose failures, foundation wall leak, etc. Other mold situations can develop over an extended period, from a plumbing leak, roof leak, or window failure, etc. These water intrusions can transition into mold problems as a result of slow or ineﬀicient drying, or even not being aware of the issue.
Homeowners Fire Restoration Basics
Almost daily, you hear sirens screaming in the air as fire trucks speed down the street. They may be heading to commercial and residential properties affected by fire, water, and smoke damage. The aftermath always leaves property owners with many more questions than answers and a mounting list of tasks soon to be added to their already busy lives.