Dear George, if there is water damage…

Dear George,
if there is water damage, excessive moisture, and building materials wet for more than forty-eight hours at a time in a building for the past ten months, is this a good indication that there will be mold growth? If so, please indicate what needs to be done.

Dear Water Damage,

The first thing to do is eliminate the moisture source. If you don’t fix the initial problem, the mold will always come back. So, find the leak and do whatever repairs are necessary. Make sure the area is completely dry and will not be subjected to any future mold.

If there is mold, then the mold itself must be removed and any damaged areas repaired/replaced/cleaned (depending on the extent of the circumstances). This is called remediation.


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