Plumbing accidents happen. When they do, they can devastate a home if not taken care of quickly and properly. In some cases, the water from a burst pipe, overflowing tub or a fish tank rupture is easy enough to clean up without any professional help. However, if the water is not soaked up right away and the area is not dried properly you are looking at potential mold growth in the future.
Another scenario that could lead to mold damage in Los Angeles is a hot water tank that has ruptured. The water may go unnoticed for several hours or even a day. Old tanks are prone to having the bottom drop out quite literally. This results in 10 to 20 gallons of water rushing out onto a floor. If you are home you can immediately begin soaking up the water, if you happen to be out for the day and come home to a soggy mess, you may have some issues.
What many people do not realize is the wood beneath a carpet becomes saturated which encourages mold damage. Los Angeles residents can benefit from having a professional cleaning service evaluate the water damage. Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have Superdry Restoration just a phone call away.
It is important homeowners recognize the danger that wood that has been soaked can pose. Mold growth can be a serious problem and often goes undetected until it becomes prevalent on the walls around the floor. In some cases, the wood may rot, resulting in serious damage to the structure, which can be very costly to replace.
The best bet after any kind of plumbing accident is to call out a professional to evaluate the situation. It could be a simple job that requires minimal effort to get cleaned up and dried out. It is always best to be safe than sorry when dealing with something as potentially serious as mold growth in a home.