You are enjoying an adventure vacation, somewhere tropical to escape the freezing temperatures reality has to offer. Soaking in the sun’s rays and excitement of yet another fun filled day, you are truly having the time of your life. Unbeknownst to you however, your furnace couldn’t handle the frigid cold temperatures in your absence, and it decided to make you pay. The pipes have frozen, causing them to burst and when you return home from your relaxing vacation, you regret your decision to ever come home, wishing you just stayed there. But now that you have come back to reality it’s time to deal with the problem at hand and repair the damage the burst frozen water pipe caused.
What Can Breathing in Mold Do to You?
For starters, it is important, that before you even repair the pipes, you deal with the water. Repairing your furnace is indeed important, but we believe your health is more so. If you do not contend with the water damage you can easily be left with even more problems, mold. Mold is known to be detrimental to many material surfaces in homes by quickly deteriorating and breaking them. Not to mention is harmful to your health, especially so in people who suffer from asthma, allergies, and those with weakened respiratory.
How Long Does it Take for Mold to Grow?
Mold a micro organism, commonly referred to as a silent enemy, can quickly begin growing in 24 hours under the right circumstances. Mold spores and bacteria are notoriously known for quickly multiplying and penetrating in cracks and crevices causing respiratory ailments and other symptoms to manifest.
Extent of Water Damage
The water damage initially caused from the frozen pipe that burst, will seep in the flooring, subflooring and drywall. The moisture pockets will start attacking the wood and cellulose materials between walls and the floor, making the wood rot. The black mold will continue to grow destroying the fibers of the wood materials causing decay to escalate. Though to the naked eye this process is slow is not apparent to the naked eye, and mold left to fester becomes a serious issue as time continues to pass. In order to rectify the neglect, costly replacements will have to occur.
How to Dry Out a Room
With professional help it is important the carpeting, drywall, and subflooring gets dry as quickly as possible in an effort to prevent and minimize the any mold or mildew from surfacing as well as the damage it can cause. If the frozen pipe was in correlation with a sewer or septic tank system, it is crucial an antiseptic solution be applied to the water damaged areas. Once the mess has been dealt with, fixing the pipe is next on the agenda.
Water Damage Restoration in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
If your home experienced water damage due to a frozen pipe that had burst, contact American Hometown Services for assistance. Our expert crew members are well trained and experienced to handle this situation and have the appropriate equipment and detergents to ensure the water damage is properly cleaned up. Call us today to schedule your appointment!