It’s been raining off and on for three days now in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire, and it’s done more than just screw up this morning’s commute for a lot of people on the 91 and the 5. (That said, the skiiers and snowboarders are rejoicing—the snow has finally arrived!)
Right now water could be entering your home from many points, and you might not even know it until the damage is extensive. And although we haven’t had the rain, snow and flooding that Washington and Oregon have had, the rain will have saturated the ground and found its way into any roof or window leaks you may have.
As of tomorrow, we are going to see an increase in temperature. Most of you will be thinking that sounds great, and you’ll welcome some drier, warmer weather after this weekend’s rain. You won’t if any of that moisture got into your home or business—that dampness will breed mold in the warmer weather, which will set you up for an expensive problem.
All mold needs is these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home:
- Mold spores
- A food source (e.g. wood, drywall, cotton)
- Darkness (mold can’t grow under ultraviolet light)
- Warmth (mold can’t grow in freezing temperatures)
- Moisture (e.g. water leaks, humidity)
- Enough time (most molds can begin to grow in 24-48 hours if the conditions are right)
Yes, that’s all it takes—24-48 hours for that mold to start growing. That means by next weekend, you could have a mold problem if you had any leaks this weekend that you didn’t know about.
Are you worried that you have some damage to your property’s roof or structure? Please call us right away—we are a fully licensed, bonded and insured construction company, and we are here to help you with preventative maintenance. We can help you when the water is flooding your home, but also just the repair work that will prevent leaks from happening.
Call us now on 877-732-8471 for any type of water damage restoration problem in the following cities:
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