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Water Damage with a side of mold, please!

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

Moldy Wall Mold on the walls and ceilings that we have to remove in a hallway, North Topsail Beach NC

Water damages occur much more often than people realize with the most typical cause being some kind of plumbing leak.  If the home is unoccupied at the time, the water may run for days or even weeks before it is discovered.  Since we live at the coast, there are many vacation homes that sit empty a good portion of the year.  In this case, SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties was called to a condo in North Topsail Beach where the water had been leaking for days.  It was bad, flooring was soaked, sheetrock falling down and visible mold growth everywhere.  Our equipment indicated moisture in the wall cavities so we had to start removing the wet sheetrock.   We discovered hidden mold behind almost every piece we took down.  Mold is the most prevalent secondary damage caused by water leaks.  It’s usually starts growing within 36-48 hours and it is present on 75% of the water damages we work.  SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties is certified in structural drying and mold remediation through the IICRC, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO when you discover water damage in your home.

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