Water damages can occur for various reasons and can cause a wide array of problems for you and your property. From mold damages to structural problems, water damages can cause severe issues. Below, A&R Environmental will discuss what causes water damages and what you can do to prevent them from occurring.
How Do Water Damages Occur?
Water damages can occur from many different problems. Some of those include:
• Broken or Leaky Pipes
• Storm Damages
• Sewage Backups
If you have any type of water damages to your property, it is crucial that you call a professional cleanup company such as A&R Environmental. Water can seep into areas where you cannot see it. Areas inside of walls, beneath carpets, and in crawlspaces are common for water damages. If you do not have the proper equipment to find water behind surfaces, it will not dry. Once this occurs, you will have mold growth. Mold can cause a host of problems that is not only hazardous to your health but also damages the structure of your home. When handling water damages, the professionals will use pumps to pump all the existing water out, and then fans will be used to dry all areas of the home, including places that cannot be seen. Once all water is removed, water damage restoration can occur. Damaged areas will be removed and replaced. One replaced, the areas will be sprayed with special agents to ensure no mold growth will occur.
Mold growth can spread quickly throughout your property and cause severe respiratory issues. If you see any water or mold stains, you need to call a professional immediately. Mold will continue to grow and breed until it is entirely removed from the property. Mold causes structural damages and can make you ill. To avoid mold growth, call a professional for all your water damage cleanup and removal needs.
Mold growth can occur at all times of the year, but Summertime is the prime time for mold to breed and grow. Mold needs a warm and damp area to grow. Mold generally grows from water damages or condensation. Crawlspaces, attics, and basements are common places for mold growth. You will also see mold stains in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms because of the humidity that can happen in those areas. Below, A&R Environmental will discuss mold removal and remediation for properties.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Water stains and a musty smell in your home is the number one indication that you have a mold problem, but how should you approach it? It is crucial that you always call a certified mold removal specialist to check your home or business for mold. If mold is found on the property, it will need to be removed. Mold remediation should never be completed without the proper licenses and equipment. Mold can cause severe respiratory illnesses and, if not completed removed, will continue to grow and cause problems.
Mold removal is a complex job, as all areas that have mold growth will need to be removed and replaced. Once those areas are mold-free special anti-microbial sprays will be used to ensure mold does not grow back in those areas. It is important that you find the source of the mold growth since mold needs water to grow. Many times, it is from a roof leak or water damages that occurred and was not entirely removed. If there is a leak, it will need to be repaired so that no more damages or mold can grow. If your property has mold, it is important that you call a mold professional for removal. They use specialized equipment to ensure your safety, as well as make sure all mold is removed and will not return. If you have water or mold stains, give A&R Environmental a call today for all your mold remediation and removal needs.
Water is known to cause significant damages to properties. Water can spread quickly to other areas of your home or business, wreaking havoc as it goes. Water damages can occur from storm damages, faulty appliances, and plumbing problems. When it comes to water damages, it is crucial that you contact a water removal company such as A&R Environmental quickly. Our team provides 24/7 emergency services for businesses and homes with water damages. Before water removal begins, an inventory will be taken of the affected area. This is crucial for insurance claims. If items were damaged during the water damages, they would be removed to ensure they are dried and cleaned correctly.
Water Removal and Cleanup
Water damage restoration is completed in processes. During the first part, water is removed from the area with large pumps. Once water is removed, the drying process begins. This process is one of the most important, as all water must be dried to ensure mold does not grow. Air movers and dehumidifiers are the most common types of equipment we use for this process. At times we will use a heat-drying system to circulate heated air. The drying process can take some time, depending on the amount of water damages that have occurred. Once the drying is completed, the area will be checked with infrared equipment that can see water beneath floors and between walls. This is a crucial part, as all water has to be removed. Even a drop can cause structural rot and possible mold growth.
Water Restoration Process
Once the area has been thoroughly dried, we will clean the area with antimicrobials. This is completed so that no mold grows and that area is disinfected and safe for people to return to the area. Bacteria, fungus, and viruses can grow if the area is not treated properly. Once the area is treated any repaired can occur to any damaged walls or flooring.
A&R Environmental also provides carpet cleaning in the event your carpet becomes wet from water damages. Cleaning wet carpet is a major process that can take time to complete. If you have recently experienced water damages, give A&R Environmental a call. Our team is certified and licensed to provide complete water damage cleanup and water damage restoration services to both residential and commercial properties.