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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Local Restoration Company's Office Floods

1/21/2016 (Permalink)

The corner of my office has Water Damage

Even SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin is not exempt from water damage.   Heavy rains compounded with a landscaping issue caused water to back up into my office.   

This is a pretty common occurrence among office buildings.  Usually someone sets a fan on the carpet and it will be dry by quitting time, right.  That's how the mold issues can get started.  I didn't say that would cause mold from this single event. 

If all you do is dry the carpet  it is highly probable that you are leaving wet materials unattended too.  The drywall is most likely wet behind the cove base and maybe some materials like wall studs and base plate, depending on the construction type. 

Leaving the cove base on makes for slower drying due to the cove base covering up the wet materials.    

Try to imagine how many times these same materials might have gotten wet from prior rains.  Not the carpet too, just enough rain for the water to seep into the walls but not getting the carpet wet.

A continuation of the wetting and rewetting of a wall over a duration of years from an exterior leak can lead to a mold inside the walls.  

Don't let a common Water Damage turn into a Mold Remediation project.  

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