Mold Growth and the Importance of Water Extraction

When a person’s home or business is subject to flooding in any form, whether as the result of natural elements such as heavy rains or as the result of damaged or leaky appliances, it is important that steps be taken as soon as possible to address the issue and reverse any damage which may have been caused. This is because water damage can quickly lead to the development and spreading of mold.

After flooding or even relatively minor water damage, the affected area can experience significant mold growth as quickly as 12 hours afterward, with 48 hours being the longest amount of time before growth begins to occur. Within 1 to 12 days, mold colonization begins, which can lead to the spreading of mold far beyond the area initially affected. For this reason, it is critical to have water extraction services performed as soon as possible following water damage in order to prevent this type of problem from occurring.

Water extraction removes the problem at its source, eliminating the environmental conditions which allow mold to grow in the first place. At WOW Total Cleaning, our professional team of water extraction specialists can help you fight the causes of mold growth whenever you need it. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so when your home or office experiences water damage, contact us at 512-291-0048 to fight the problem at its root.

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