Water Mold Fire Restoration of Minneapolis Chronicles

The effects of water damage go beyond the obvious loss of property. Furniture, walls, floors, carpets, rugs, window dressings and anything else not properly attended to inevitably begin to show the signs of mold damage. Mold will not only ill effect your furnishings, it can threaten your health.Learn more about us at Water Mold Fire Restoration of Minneapolis

Top Issues in Water Damage.

Causes: The water that causes water damage can come from a variety of sources. Some common starting places are:

-Unattended leaky pipes
-Plumbing or sewage back-up
-Washing machine, dishwasher or tub overflow
-Leaky roofs or windows
-Poor ventilation in humid climates
-Aftermath of fire extinguishing
-Leaks from water heater
-Seepage beneath appliances and sinks
-Dryer vent insufficient ventilation
-Cracked tile floors
-Damaged grout
-Damaged calking

As you can see, not all water damage is caused by a sudden, extreme event. There are many sources of water damage that result from seepage, dripping or leaking that goes unnoticed and unattended overtime.

Consequences:

If you area the unfortunate victim of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or have experienced a fire in your home or business the external damage to furniture, floors, walls, window dressings, upholstery, carpets and the rest of your belongings is obvious. Regrettably, these visible issues are possibly the least of your problems. By ignoring the moisture that is not out in the open, you are ignoring a potential deadly time-bomb.

Mold and rotting are perhaps the most insidious side-effect of excess moisture in the home.

Mold: There are thousands of known mold species. Many people associate mold with warm, damp conditions. Though mold colonies can actually survive in temperatures as low as 4o C – which a common temperature for refrigerators interiors, they prefer warm, dark, damp environment. Mycotoxins, a general name most of the strains of toxic mold found in homes, can cause health problems such as itchy eyes, runny nose, headaches, difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, cold symptoms, rashes and more.

Dry rot: Dry rot is actually a fungus caused by water damage. It spreads like wildfire and causes wood to deteriorate or to become stained. Dry rot, which can appear as dark patches or long streaks of grayish discoloration may be confused with pest infestation. This is an easy mistake to make, since some wood eating insects are actually attracted to the same circumstances as dry rot. It is important to note that dry rot is extremely aggressive. If not caught in time, you will probably have to replace the infected wood.

Remediation

Whether you are faced with dirty water from sewage problems, grey water or clean water, a professional water damage restoration will help you get it all out. Usually they will inspect your residence or business thoroughly, taking extra care to check in obscure spots as well as the obvious ones. With a professional, you will not have to worry about the insurance, either. In most cases, they can bill the insurance company directly so you will not have to pay anything out of pocket. Whether you have experience flooding or suspect hidden water damage.