A major reason for the urgency, and for professional remediation, is the fact of how quickly mold will develop. You have 24 hours – 48 hours maximum – to get those surfaces dry or a colony of mold will establish.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
Todd Snyder, an industry authority on water damage remediation, has compiled timely advice for home and business owners as Texas enters the hurricane and tropical storm season, which started June 1. Snyder is owner of Flood Kings, the Dallas-based water damage repair and restoration service.
Snyder said, “I want consumers to know what to do in the event they have a water disaster at their home or business. We have seen year after year that we are prone to the heavy rains that are spawned by tropical weather systems. As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed.”
Snyder added that most people who suffer flooding, or who have a roof that was breached by wind, need water removal. He advised consumers to be aware that even the presence of less than one-quarter inch of standing water should be removed with professional equipment. The reason, he explained, is that if water is standing and pooling on a surface, it means that all materials below the surface, for instance, a sub-floor, are soaked through.
“In those cases, the water has no place to go. It must be quickly removed by high-velocity vacuuming equipment. Only then can the drying begin,” Snyder said. “People are surprised at what we can save!” He added that thorough drying must take place before water damage restoration can ensue. He said that all building materials must be dry in order to determine if they can be salvaged, or if warping and other damage will necessitate replacement.
“A major reason for the urgency, and for professional remediation, is the fact of how quickly mold will develop. You have 24 hours – 48 hours maximum – to get those surfaces dry or a colony of mold will establish. Mold spores are always in the air. Give them what they want – moisture – and they will colonize. Flood damage is exactly the kind of breeding ground mold spores love. Mold is a health hazard, and very ugly.”
Snyder said that professional water damage removal firms, such as his, go on high alert in tropical weather. He recommends that home and business owners keep contact information at hand, and if they evacuate, take it with them, so that they can call for remediation as soon as they realize that they will need it.
For media information, contact Todd Snyder at 972-816-6487