A burst pipe. An overflowing toilet. A leaky roof. What do these three scenarios have in common? Each is a common cause of water damage and each is just as devastating as the next, requiring almost immediate attention to rectify and prevent serious damage. The longer you wait to address water damage, the more damage it can cause. Plus, the longer you wait, the greater the likelihood of mold growth. It doesn’t take long for mold to begin to grow and spread. Because of this, it is important to start the water damage restoration process within 24 hours (if possible).
If it is not dealt with immediately, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to the building materials in your home. And that is just the beginning. Mold also produces a distinct musty odor that will engulf your home. Plus, mold can lead to a “variety of health effects ranging from more common allergic reactions, to asthma attacks, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additional health issues include: wheezing, coughing, and difficulties breathing; sore throat; sinus congestion; skin irritation and rash; vomiting; pulmonary hemorrhage; memory loss; liver damage; and more.
Clearly, it is important to try and prevent mold growth following water intrusion. The longer mold is allowed to grow, the greater the damage, the greater the health risk and the harder it is to clean up. This is why you need ServiceMaster of Baltimore.
Water Damage and Mold Remediation from ServiceMaster of Baltimore
With over 57 years of experience in helping individuals and families like you with water damage and mold restoration, we are the best choice for the job. Our trained technicians use the most updated and refined remediation techniques to deliver the highest quality results. We are certified by the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation and knowledgeable in the proper procedures, tools and equipment to use in this delicate process.
“All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return,” according to IICRC.org.
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