Molds exist naturally and over thousands of years have developed the ability to survive in harsh conditions. However, some circumstances provide an open invitation for black mold and other varieties to move in:
It’s not surprising that water causes a significant amount of property damage, and property owners generally move quickly to prevent lasting destruction. Secondary damage, on the other hand, sometimes goes unnoticed until the problem has grown to expensive proportions. When water is allowed to sit for days or even hours, new damage occurs:
The damage caused directly by flooding or a burst pipe is primary damage, and the damage that develops as the water sits is secondary.
Your Best Course of Preventative Action
It is possible to prevent or at least limit secondary water damage. After addressing the initial event, it’s time to take preventative steps:
Don’t give black mold time to cause secondary damage. Act quickly when water affects your property to completely dry and clean all surfaces to protect your property’s long-term survival.
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