POTENTIALLY EXTENSIVE DEMAND FOR WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION AT THE HANDS OF HURRICANE DORIAN AVERTED FOR PORT ST LUCIE HOMEOWNERS
By the grace of God and nature, Port St Lucie residents were spared from the devastation and destruction, which was Hurricane Dorian. When we view live footage and pictures of places less fortunate, we take pause and realize our blessings. This time around we were the fortunate ones. There was little to no need for water damage restoration teams to come to the rescue- this time!
Are you prepared when the next hurricane comes to town?
What if we had not been so lucky? Water damage on ceilings and the demand for mold and water damage repair is a fact of life for Port St Lucie Florida residents. Is your home structurally sound to withstand a situation where we may be less fortunate?
As homeowners, do you know who to call for water damage restoration?
Does insurance cover you?
These details are not always pleasant to consider, I know, but should be addressed prior to an incident. So homeowners know they have coverage in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
Here are a few important facts about mold damage and mold removal that we at Rapid Restoration believe are vital components for homeowners to have in their arsenal.
Water Damage on Ceiling
Several factors can cause water damage to ceilings, but it doesn’t take a college degree to understand that the deterioration is caused by a leak somewhere. It could be a plumbing issue, a skylight, unsealed windows, roof decay. But no matter the source, it is imperative that the leak is located and repaired. Water damage on ceilings can quickly become catalytic. By the time your ceiling is noticeably leaking, significant damage has already occurred.
Structural deterioration to your roof, walls, and even flooring are potential and often costly risks generated by faulty ceilings. While the structural damage may be expensive to repair, and even more substantial risk is that of mold. Mold, as most know, can have calamitous health issues if left untreated for both homeowners and their loved ones.
Port St Lucie weather is the ideal breeding ground for mold spores that thrive in a climate comprised of moisture and warm temperatures. Mold consumes organic elements such as wood, paper, fabric, and wooden studs in walls-everyday materials in your home. When mold is left undetected, it has the potential to create damage severe enough to collapse ceilings and walls and has homeowners’ floorboards buckle underneath your feet.
Obviously, this is an extreme situation to demonstrate the severity of mold damage, and it takes an extended period of exposure to get there; however, mold damage can very quickly manifest itself in drywall and ceiling tiles. Causing a need for repair or even replacement as these materials are beyond challenging to clean.
While there are several DIY mold removal techniques, primarily related to the presence of black mold present in your home, the reality is that the mold you can see is like the cherry on top of the cake. The real concern is that you don’t know what is behind the wall. Mold present on drywall, for example, shows you only what it wants you to see. Scrub as you might, you are not even scratching at the mycelia-the unusual bacterial fungus-that is the real root of your mold issues. Mycelia cultivates quickly, and the only way to remove it from your home is literally to remove it. Cleaning the surface where it lives simply will not remedy the situation.
Drywall will need to be removed and replaced. The same is true for wood, unfortunately. You may sneak by with mold removal techniques for concrete and cinder blocks, with a ton of bleach and some old-fashioned scrubbing, but be sure to take precautionary measures to ensure that you do not become seriously ill as a result of your DIY mold removal endeavor. Mold removal can be taken care of by homeowners, but if you are unsure or do not wish to take a risk with your health potentially, then it is advisable to contact the professionals.
Action Plan and Preparedness for Mold Damage and Mold Removal Caused by Natural Disaster
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