Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island
Water damage can create a host of problems in a house. Flooding or leaking needs immediate attention so you should contact a professional water damage restoration contractor to dry and clean the space as soon as possible.
An important reason why you should have your space dried immediately after a water intrusion is mold growth. Mold loves water and can easily grow and thrive in it causing allergic reactions for anyone living in the home. Mold growth depends on which category the water rates. Clean water example is the result of a pipe break, while dirty or gray water example would be outside dirt or contaminated water such as a sewage leak.
Most household microorganisms (fungi, bacteria) typically require five conditions for germination, growth, amplification and dissemination.
Generally, they include: Organic food sources like cellulose (paper, wood, etc.), which are found in abundance in construction materials moisture, even high humidity (67%RH plus); moderate temperature (68-86 °F/20-30 °C); stagnant air time (several hours to several days).
Anything that can be done to control or minimize these optimum conditions will prolong the time required for microbial growth.
Another reason why water damage needs immediate attention is building structure damage. When water penetrates a building structure it creates pockets of saturated material to which the homeowner is unaware until there is discoloration, deterioration, musty odors or mold growth. By then it may be too late to salvage the structure so rebuilding is the only option.
Healthy Basement Systems has the right equipment to dry your structure so that none of these problems affect your home!
As providers of property damage restoration, remediation and cleaning services to the public, we subscribe to the following principles and ethics in our relationships with customers, employees and business associates:
We Service in cities of Long Island like Bay Shore, Copiague, Coram, East Northport, Huntington Station, Shirley, and Montauk and surrounding areas.