Water damage can be a major problem in your home if you have had a leak or if you have recently been through a storm. Standing water and areas that remain wet can also have issues with mold growth, and if it is not taken care of, it will eventually grow out of control and become a health issue.
Water Damage and Restoration
Water that gets into your home can cause a lot of damage to carpeting, flooring, sheetrock, and the wood structure of the home. A pipe that breaks inside the wall can go unnoticed for a long time, especially if the water drains through the bottom of the wall into the space below. If the water drains away on its own, it may not cause any major issues, but if it sits in the wall, the only way to fix it might be to demolish the wall to get the wall dried out.
If you need to open the wall, you may want to hire a contractor to come in and do the work for you. The contractor will remove any damaged material and replace it with new material. If the cause of the damage was related to a pipe or plumbing in the wall, it may be a good idea to have a plumber move the pipes if they are prone to problems.
Mold Damage and Restoration
If you have mold in an area of your home that needs to be removed, you can hire a contractor to come and remove the mold safely and efficiently. Mold has many different potential hazards that can become airborne during the removal process, so it is critical that the mold is removed properly and that the surface it is on is treated so that it does not grow back.
Find a contractor that specializes in mold remediation and mold damage repair, and be sure they are bonded and insured so that any problems that arise are covered by the companies insurance. If you suspect you have a mold issue but are not sure, you can have a mold remediation contractor come and perform an inspection of the entire home to check it.
If the contractor finds mold growing in an area that cannot be easily removed, they may need to remove some material and replace them to make sure all the mold is gone and the home is safe for your family.