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Galveston is humid. Period. Add in the rainy season, and turbulent seasons in the tropics that spawn storms like Hurricane Harvey and, well, we’ve got moisture issues on our hands. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of dealing with any water-related issues in your business as soon as you find them. No matter how much moisture is involved, just about any level of moisture can quickly turn into mold growth – especially in Galveston’s warm, humid climate.
Here are some things you should know about standing water and/or moisture:
And yes, mold can grow in as little as 24-48 hours if water is left to sit. If the water is not properly removed and the space dried, it just becomes a breeding ground for mold. From there, mold spores can travel throughout the home in the air and duct systems, just exacerbating the problem.
Calling a professional, reliable restoration company immediately after the water damage happens is critical to staying afloat. Here are some numbers for you:
The key to getting that “open for business” sign back in the window is acting quickly. Just like you would with any loss in your home, it is important to call ServiceMaster by Century as soon as you can after you discover the water damage. The sooner restoration starts, the less damage that water will do.