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Avoiding Mold and Mildew: Tackling Water Leaks Quickly | SERVPRO of Northeast Charlotte

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

water dripping from ceiling into a large puddle on tile floor Trust our team at SERVPRO of Northeast Charlotte to provide comprehensive services for a full recovery for all your water damage restoration needs.

The last thing you need to deal with after a long day of work is an unexpected home disaster. You’ve worked hard enough, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your home on top of everything else!

Unfortunately, home disasters are unpredictable and tend to happen at the most inconvenient times. A busted pipe, an open window during a rainstorm or a faulty appliance can all leave you with a watery mess.

The key to a quick recovery is a quick response! Our team will respond right away to help dry out your home and to tackle your repairs so you can avoid further issues like mold or stinky mildew.

Tracking Down the Source

Water is constantly flowing in and out of our homes, which also means that there is a constant threat of suffering from a water disaster. The moment that water gets where it shouldn’t, it can begin to cause problems. It will start to leak and seep into your floorboards and can easily get behind your walls. Once it settles in, it can be really hard to dry out on your own.

The visible water can easily be cleaned up by a mop or some towels, but the water that has made its way into harder-to-reach areas is not so easily cleaned. This moisture can’t dry out as efficiently, which means it will turn stagnant and will linger for a much longer time period.

Over the course of a couple of days, this lingering moisture will start to impact your home in a variety of ways. It will start to rust metal and swell support beams, and mold can start to take hold after 24–48 hours.

Addressing Odor Issues

Your job isn’t done once the original mess is cleaned up, unfortunately. Pay attention to the way your home smells over the course of the next week. Mold and mildew often emit a musty or earthy smell, which can be pretty identifiable when it gets strong enough.

If you notice this smell starting to get stronger in the room where the disaster occurred, it’s time to get us on the phone. We will arrive quickly and use our specialized equipment to locate the source of the stink, even if it is behind your walls or under your floors. We will filter the air after turning off the HVAC system and by shutting off your vents, and we will use our odor removal equipment to ensure all of the odor particles are removed.

We will work hard to ensure your water damage is repaired and the air is fresh, clean and safe for you to breathe.

Don’t ignore signs of a water leak. Contact SERVPRO® for a full recovery.

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