Don’t let Rainwater Intrusion Damage your home:
With winter nearing and possible rainstorms pending, some homes may start to see damages from rainwater intrusion. If your home is experiencing any kind of water intrusion, the first and most imperative step is to repair or resolve the source of the intrusion to stop further damage. This could be by means of a roof tarp, sand bags, sump pump, French drain, or a combination of these depending on your unique situation.
Once the origin of the intrusion has been addressed, your second vital step would be to call SERVPRO of Santa Clara (408) 392-9700. During our moisture inspection, we would determine which materials sustained damage, the severity of the damages, and provide an estimate to dry the structure.
Making the mistake of ignoring water damaged materials is guaranteed to result in secondary damages and mold contamination. For mold to colonize, the organism needs moisture and food. The moisture allows the mold to assimilate and digest its food. The “food” would be considered anything cellulosic (which in layman’s terms means anything derived from plants). Many of the materials used to construct homes are cellulosic, i.e. the paper on drywall and on the backing of vinyl floors, the wood used to frame your home, or any wooden floors, doors, baseboards, trim, etc. etc. The presence of mold contamination within your home will not only damage the structure, but will create an unhealthy indoor environment for you and your loved ones.
If your home has sustained moisture or mold damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Santa Clara today (408) 392-9700. SERVPRO of Santa Clara has an American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor on staff who can guide you through the remediation process.