Although your floors and walls look and feel dry on the surface, there may still be potentially damaging moisture present inside the walls. Our certified
technicians use a variety of specialized tools, including thermal (infrared) imaging technology, to determine where the moisture might be located through out.
All situations are unique but a typical water loss takes 3 to 4 days to dry out. This includes extracting any standing water, removing any non-salvageable
materials and bringing in drying equipment. Some factors that affect the drying time include; the extent of the damage, the length of time the home has been wet, what kind of materials are wet i.e. plaster walls over standard drywall,
Mold can began to grow with in 48-72 hours in the perfect conditions. I have seen jobs go up to 3 days and found no mold present on the job.
There are 5 things that mold needs to thrive:
That depends on your home owners policy and the limitation set on your policy. Most insurance carriers will cover damages caused by a sudden water loss, such as a toilet supply line that breaks or a water heater that burst. Typically on home owners policy they will NOT cover mold or there will be minimum coverage. Usually they will let us write it up as water damage and not mold damage. If this is the case, have us come out and we can advise you before you call your insurance carrier. If you have water damage from ground water such as a rising river or wash, you would have had to purchase additional insurance with your carrier or a third party carrier. Here at Xtreme Drying we can come out and counsel you on your particular situation and let you know if it you will need to make an insurance claim or if it meets the criteria for paying out of pocket.
Actually the drywall can almost always be dried with blowers and dehumidifiers if the drywall has not been wet for too many days and there is no evidence of any mold growth.
There are a few factors to consider