Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Preventing mold growth after a water damage may a be daunting task for any property owner especially if the water damage went unnoticed for some time. A water damage loss affects building materials. Especially if they are porous materials such as drywall, laminate flooring and MDF.

Mold growth tends to be a common occurrence when the water loss is from a hot water line. In these scenarios, it is crucial for a professional service company to dry out the areas as soon as possible. While you may be tempted to go to a big box store and rent drying equipment on your own, you need to know there is certain equipment that should not be used if there is microbial growth present. Unfortunately, microbial growth or mold are not visible in the beginning. Therefore, if you, an unexperienced contractor attempts to dry an area incorrectly, may cause additional and extensive contamination of other areas in the property.

First to Respond Restoration is trained to dry and/or remove building materials based on density, set up proper equipment based on calculations per IICRC standards, engineer drying chamber using 6 mil poly and tension post, and maintain daily monitoring documentation that will assist if an insurance claim is opened.

All of these steps ultimately are to reach the goal to prevent mold growth and limit damage to the building. Typically we are working along with an insurance company to get your home or business back up and running as soon as possible. So, having a contractor familiar with the insurance industry is crucial.

First to Respond Restoration is a licensed contractor with reliable and experience team members. If you or someone you know is in need of water damage services we are available 24/7 and ready to be of service.


At First To Respond Restoration, timing is everything! We provide 24 hour emergency restoration services for residential and commercial properties.  Top rated water removal and mold remediation company that proudly serves the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Give First to Respond a call (844) 721-0319. We are really to help you restore your property back to it pre-loss condition.