Atlanta Water Damage Extraction Procedure
An Important Thing To Know To Save Your Home From Molds
Water damage is the main reason for mold growth. Mold needs water or moisture to grow like bacteria. If you want your home or office free from mold then the only thing required is the removal of water or moisture. Once you handle this problem, the mold will automatically stop growing. There are many reason for mold growth but the most common ones are- Pipe bursts, sprinkler breaks, toilet overflow, flood, water heater leakage, heavy rainfall etc.
Sometimes it happens that the walls or ceilings appear dry even after water damage but actually water has already entered behind these areas. You can identify the moisture using moisture meter. This moisture in the walls or ceiling will transform into molds in future. Moisture not only damages and create molds into walls or ceilings but also affects other households, such as furniture, musical instruments, documents, art and craft work etc. These things might look dry from outside but inside it will have moisture which creates molds in future and can cause permanent damage.
A house has many hidden places and corner where it can be moisture present but you cannot see it with open eyes. If you want to make sure about all the water damage areas for remediation, moisture meter can help you with this. After determining the damaged areas immediate actions are required. You cannot wait for so long and let it become molds. Plan and follow water removal process as soon as possible. Extract the water as much as possible. If you have furniture settled on the water damaged area then shifts it to safe and dry place. If you come across any wet padding then dispose it immediately otherwise it can cause health issues.
Mostly the chances of mold growth are after flood or storm. In most cases it happens that restoration companies will not be available after flood or storm, so you need to be very quick in these kinds of situations (if any). While you are waiting for restoration team you can start the primary operation by your own. Try to remove as much as water is possible. Take away all the furniture and other items from affected area to dry area.
Air drying is a commonly used method by water damage restoration companies to remove water from your home. Air dryer will remove the moisture from the affected area and disposed into the atmosphere. The dehumidifier will collect the moisture from the air and help in drying your room. It is the advanced technique used by companied to extract water or moisture from walls, ceilings and other affected areas of your home.