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Water Damage leading to Mold Growth

Mold is a micro-organism which is everywhere; we are surrounding by mold spores at home, at work, and out in the natural environment. Mold spores that are controlled, are not harmful to most people, however when mold spores are elevated and in high numbers, they can cause health symptoms to not only those with allergies, but those who have a strong immune system.

Mold needs 3 things to grow:

  1. An organic material to live on
  2. Lack of air flow 
  3. Water or Moisture

Once mold spores are given these three ingredients, is when we start to see the visible signs. It is almost impossible to prevent the first two ingredients, which is why we, as homeowners and property owners, need to do our best to prevent any possible water damage or water leaks.

Mold can grow as quickly as 24 hours if given the right conditions so if you are experience a water damage or have an ongoing water issue, don’t wait, call Vancouver’s #1 Mold & Water Damage Specialists! We have the experience and expertise in handling mold removal and water damages of any size. We are fully licensed and insurance and have the IICRC training to handle damages of any size!

Services Vancouver and surround areas, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Delta and Richmond, trust Canada’s Restorations Services for any mold removal Vancouver and water damage services!

Have an Emergency Water Damage? We can be on site within 45 minutes to start the drying the process.

Need Mold Removal? We will arrange a free inspection and estimate on any visible damages?

Noticing a Musty Smell? We work with the best 3rd party environmentalists that can perform air quality testing to ensure that your home or property is a safe living environment.

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Mold Growth from Water Damage

There are three kinds of mold which appear after the water damage;

  1. Primary Colonizers– these molds are most common and are usually referred to as “Surface Mold”. They grow from condensation and small moisture sources. The majority of these molds can be cleaned up by yourself but you should consult in a mold specialist first to ensure it is safe.
  2. Secondary Colonizers– these molds grow once building materials reach a certain moisture level (higher levels than “primary colonizers”). These molds can be more dangerous and a professional mold remediation company will need to perform proper mold removal to ensure the safety of those in the property.
  3. Tertiary Colonizers– This is the most severe and dangerous types of mold growths. They grow from a steady water leak or a flooding. Stachybotris or also known astoxic black mold” can grow in these conditions and needs to be handled by a professional. Stachybotris should not be present in any living environment.

Each is these are unique and also have the ability to affect ones health, so make sure to give us call before attempting any mold removal. Our certified and trained employees will identify if it is safe for you to clean or if an inspection is necessary to determine the proper and safe removal of the mold.  

 

Categories of Water Damage that can lead to Mold Growth

According to Industry Guidelines set forth by IICRC, The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, water damage is categorized into three different types: 

Category 1: Water damage from water leaks from the sink or appliances. This category does not present harm to one’s health.

Category 2: Gray water - The color itself shows that the water is contaminated with microorganism and can affect ones health if not treated properly. These water damages are from a broken toilet or seepage.

Category 3: This last category is unsanitary and the most dangerous. It contains bacteria and other killing organism which affects the health heavily. This is from sewage backups and drain backups.

Any of these can be a reason for mold to start growing if not dried out quickly and properly. The above-mentioned water categories may happen at any time, such as a burst pipe or a drain backup, so prepare yourself if the time comes, to call the right professionals!

 

We at Canada’s Restoration Services Vancouver can have a team on site within 45 minutes. Our quick response ensures that your home or property is dried out promptly to prevent secondary water damage, such as mold growth, from occurring.

We will:

  • Arrive onsite in 45 Minutes
  • Extract any sitting water
  • Install drying equipment; dehumidifiers and fans
  • Remove of any affected material
  • Monitor the site daily to ensure complete drying procedure
  • Deal directly with your insurance should this be a covered loss.

Have a persistent water leak? Do not wait any longer! Bring us in to perform an inspection and determines where the leak is coming from and what materials are affected. We use state of the art technology, Thermal Imaging, to determine what the human eye cannot.

Call today to schedule your Free Inspection! 

 

Secondary Water Damage

Secondary Water Damage refers to additional damage that occurs from the initial water leak or flood. If water damage is not cleaned up quickly and properly, these other damages can occur;

  1. Mold Growth
  2. Wood Rot
  3. Damaged Flooring
  4. Electrical Hazards
  5. Metal Corrosion – plumbing or structures
  6. Drywall and Ceiling Damage

To prevent as much secondary damage from occurring, the key is to act fast. The quicker the water and excess moisture is dried, the less risk for extra damages and incurred costs.

If you have Water Damage or Mold Grow here are your first steps:

  1. Call Vancouver’s #1 Trusted Restoration Company
  2. We will arrange for a free inspection or an emergency team when needed
  3. A dedicated project manager who is IICRC certified will be assigned to be with you through the whole process.
  4. We will prepare a detail scope of work and findings and estimate on the cleanup
  5. Once work is performed, we will provide you with a certificate and all our work is guaranteed.
  6. If you need Reconstruction from the damages, we will bring your property back to its original state or add a new flare!

We are only a phone call away, don’t let mold or water damage ruin your home!

(778) 331 -1008

 

 

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