Water damage occurs to many properties on a regular basis. Homes and businesses alike can be damaged by water leaking from a broken pipe, overflowing gutters, overflowing storage tanks, or leaking appliances. The longer water damage remains unresolved, the worse the damage gets. Fortunately, many common building materials such as drywall and wood will soak up excess moisture and dampness and remain unaffected by ongoing water damage. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most building material types such as fiberglass, ceramic tile, drywall paper, drywall board, masonry plaster, marble, limestone, concrete, and brick. In fact, damage caused by water often begins to develop before the surface has completely dried out and even dries out all the way from the inside.
Drying out the wrong material (or lack of drying out) is the first step towards mold remediation. If you find that there is significant moisture present, it is imperative to make sure that you hire a licensed professional to remove any potential mold issues before the material becomes too saturated and therefore hard to mold. This is especially true if you are in the process of rebuilding or repairing your building following water damage.
If there is minor water damage, there are several options available to you when it comes to drying out damaged areas. If the damage is contained to one area and the source of water is pinpointed, professionals may use a high-powered air dryer or heat gun to quickly dry out the area. However, if you have examples would include examples such as damaged plumbing that has resulted in water damage in other parts of the building which are also affected by the same flooding, then it would be highly recommended that you contact a local water damage mitigation service like Lotus Restoration Services to remove the contaminated items for safe removal by the building owners.
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