Mold is a common problem especially in older buildings that are plagued with water damage. However, you might not realize the fact that mold can appear as early as 24-48 hours after certain areas of your building were exposed to water. So it’s important to ensure that you can prevent this type of problem from appearing, before it even occurs:
- Keep track of roof leaks, and make sure you respond as quickly as possible to any leak that you might discover.
- Make sure that you schedule maintenance checks for your HVAC, sewer, sprinkler system and any other device or piece of infrastructure that deals with clean or dirty water. You’ll want to check for damage as thoroughly as possible, and make sure that it’s addressed promptly once it appears.
- Create a flood monitoring and warning system that can detect excess water in areas where it’s not meant to appear.
- Invest in a more advanced series of maintenance tasks geared toward keeping your building and roof completely free of water damage.
In case mold does appear, after your building was exposed to a leak for more than 48 hours, it’s a good idea to call in a team of experts from HRS Restoration Services to contain it. Mold can be a health hazard, and as such it should be handled with great care or not at all. Biohazard experts have the knowledge, expertise and equipment to deal with such situations and help prevent the spreading of disease at the same time.