It’s never fun to find standing water in your commercial building. If you have to deal with flooding, you likely have a lot of questions. How can you get rid of the water?
Mold growth after flooding.
It Happens Fast
Mold can start growing in your building 24 to 48 hours after the flooding starts. This fungus can start overgrowing for a variety of reasons:
- Mold is naturally present in the air both indoors and outdoors.
- The spores expand into colonies when exposed to water or excess moisture.
- The microscopic spores can float in the air and enter your building through vents, doors, and windows, if not already present in the building.
If left unattended, mold can start growing overnight.
It Requires Quick Action
Because of how quickly mold can start to grow, you need to react rapidly to a flooded building. However, this fast reaction doesn’t necessarily pertain to the mold growth right away. Before you can worry about what’s growing, you need to get rid of the standing water. If you choose to remediate the mold before dealing with your water problem, the mold will be able to return because there is still plenty of water in your structure.
It Comes With Other Growth
If standing water is left unattended, you may have to deal with other sorts of growth. Even clean water from a broken pipe can quickly transform into gray or black water. Gray water introduces bacteria and viruses into the equation, while black water includes sewage and harsh chemicals.
If you think your building might have a mold growth problem, you need to react as quickly as possible. Quick action can help you keep your situation small.