Prevent Damage to Your Home from Rain Water Intrusion
With the recent and ongoing rainstorms there have been many residences that have sustained damage from rainwater intrusion. If your home has experienced moisture intrusion, the first and most important step is to stop the source of water intrusion by means of a roof tarp, sand bags, a sump pump, a French drain, or a combination of these depending on the source of water intrusion. Then give SERVPRO of Santa Cruz a call to perform a moisture inspection, determine which materials sustained damage and provide an estimate to dry the structure. If moisture is left on the building materials and is not addressed, the conditions can cause secondary damages and mold contamination. For mold to colonize, the organism needs moisture and food. The moisture provides the means for mold to assimilate and digest food. The food is anything cellulosic which in layman's terms is anything from plants. This includes many of the materials that are used to construct your home, i.e. the paper on drywall and on the backing of vinyl floors, the wood used to frame your home, wooden floors, doors, baseboards, trim and the list goes on and on. Mold contamination can damage your structure and create an unhealthy indoor environment for you and your family. If your home sustains moisture damage from rainwater intrusion or if you suspect moisture or mold contamination call SERVPRO of Santa Cruz. Our friendly office staff will help schedule a time to inspect your home and recommend the steps necessary to dry the structure and remediate any mold that is discovered. SERVPRO of Santa Cruz has an American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor on staff, who can guide you through the remediation process.