It is most certain that there will always be extensive damages after a major water leak. In fact, even the smallest water leak or dripping pipe can cause severe issues. If the smallest water leak is left unattended over longer periods of time, they can really take a tole on a property. Given the appropriate feeding circumstance, mold or even black mold can form. This can become an extremely dangerous situation in no time. In some cases where the water leak is not found or treated, the mold can grow to dangerous levels and you will definitely require a mold remediation team to treat the problem.
Mold is a natural substance and it is part of the decaying process that you find in nature. If you look at leaves that have died and fallen from a tree, that is a great example of decay. Even if the mold is not visible to the naked eye, you may begin to detect a distinctive odor. The odor may start out minimum but will get stronger and stronger as the area continues to be contaminated. The mold smell almost smells a bit like bad food or even sour. If you come across this type of odor in areas that there may be piping or water leaks, it is recommended that you reach out to a professional mold remediation company. A good mold remediation business will be able to inspect the area and test for mold spores.
During the mold remediation process, it may be necessary to vacate the property or area. Finding the source of the mold is the most important step in the mold remediation. Once the source is stopped, the mold remediation process can begin. This may require some additional demolition of a property as wherever the water seeped in to it will most likely spread the mold. Mold can grow under wallpaper, flooring, walls and attics and especially basements if there was a flood.
It is also important to check your ceilings and attics after a major rain like we sometimes have here in Las Vegas. Our monsoon season officially starts here in southern Nevada in July and goes all the way through September. Looking at rain gutters or any water stained areas after a flood or even a light rain may be important to your property. Mold remediation teams typically work hand in hand with water damage clean up staff so make sure that your property gets a full inspection.