Water damage can create a wide range of problems in your home or commercial property, including mould growth in as little as 48 hours. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about water damage restoration and the mould growth, including:
To learn about all the points above and more, continue reading. While National Mould Removal does not currently offer dedicated water damage restoration services, we do offer and highly recommend mould testing and remediation whenever water damage has taken place.
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When it comes to what insurance companies will or will not cover, the issue can be a bit complex. It often depends on the unique situation you find yourself in, so it’s always important to talk to your insurance company to find out exactly what is covered.
Water damage restoration is typically covered by home insurance, while mould removal services as a result of water damage are not. Although water damage and mould growth go hand-in-hand, mould growth is often viewed by insurance companies as a problem due to lack of maintenance or upkeep from property owners. Therefore, in many cases, it typically does not fall under insurance coverage.
It is important to note that in some extenuating circumstances, mould growth will be covered by insurance. If the home has been damaged by, for example, a severe flash flood, and the resulting significant water damage causes mould growth, that may be covered.
So, if you have water damage and need mould removal, what should you do? First, report the water damage to your insurance company to find out what your options are. Next, consider calling a mould removal specialist for air quality testing, thorough inspection and reliable mould remediation.
Water damage can happen for a variety of reasons. There are many opportunities for water to enter the home either from an outside source or within the home itself (e.g. due to leaky pipes.)
Some of the most common causes of water damage in a home include:
Unfortunately, with water damage often comes mould growth. Mould thrives in warm, moist environments, and wet carpets, walls, floors, and furniture create the perfect environment for mould to flourish.
If you notice water damage in your home, even if you think it’s just a small leak, any amount of excess water in your house can lead to mould growth within 48 hours!
If your home has recently had any sort of water damage, the chances are quite high that mould has begun to grow, even if you can’t see it. Mould growth can happen in areas that you can’t check, such as behind walls or under tiles, carpets, baseboards, and flooring.
While mould growth may not always be obvious, there are some common signs to look out for that often indicate a mould issue. It is especially important to keep an eye out for these things if you have recently had water damage in your home:
Remember, mould growth can occur within 48 hours of water damage. It is important to be diligent as soon as you have a leak or experience water damage of any sort. The sooner you catch a mould issue, the better.
So, you had a pipe burst or a leaky window. You’ve contacted your insurance company for water damage restoration. Now what?
The best thing to do after any water damage in your home is to get it immediately inspected for mould growth. While there are common signs to look out for, only a professional mould removal company can ensure that a mould problem does not exist.
With water damage, the chances are very high that you will have at least some level of mould growth. A professional mould removal company can complete a thorough inspection for any signs of mould growth and complete an air quality test to see if anything is amiss, and create a plan for safe remediation.
When you work with National Mould Removal, here’s what you can expect:
During the mould removal process, we always follow the S520 Standard of Care outlined by the IICRC. This ensures that the entire process is not just effective, but also safe.
Mould can cause significant health risks and damage to your home. Working with an experienced, professional company will ensure your mould is safely removed - for good.
If you have experienced water damage, you can rely on the experts at National Mould Removal to inspect your home for any signs of mould, and safely and effectively remove it.
National Mould Removal is your top-rated mould removal company in Kitchener and the surrounding areas. We have a 100% 5-Star rating and are always committed to customer satisfaction.
If you are worried that you may have a mould growth problem, give us a call.
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