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Can You Get Mold From Water Damage?

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Water damage is a common occurrence that happens to millions of Americans experiencing some form of water damage or another. Over a trillion gallons of water leak every year and can cause lasting damage to a home. With so many occurrences every year, many homeowners experiencing a water event often wonder if they are at risk for mold.

United Water Restoration Group, a company that focuses on mold and water damage restoration, would like to discuss the potential for mold after a water event. We understand that dealing with water damage is tough on its own, dealing with mold damage can make the situation even trickier. 

Can Water Damage Cause Mold?

There are several types of water events that can accrue lasting damage to your home. Not all water events are equal though, which means not all may cause mold damage. Most water events can cause mold damage, it all depends on the location. Mold only needs organic material, oxygen, and moisture to grow, thrive, and spread. Though some may assume their home is mold-free, no home is truly ever free of this microscopic spore. Mold spores exist in virtually every room in every home. It is impossible to get every spore out as simply opening a window introduces spores into one’s home. On their own, these spores are harmless, but once you introduce them to the right settings, they become colonies and grow. 

Colonies can grow on any organic material and only need a small amount of water damage to grow and thrive. If your home has water on concrete or on metal, it isn’t likely you’ll have mold damage immediately, though over time it can grow and spread. Water damage is a serious event and can absolutely cause mold damage to occur if not properly handled.

When to Contact Help

Water events can vary and be something small like a tiny leak from a faucet or something major from a burst pipe. Regardless of size, water damage remediation provided by United Water Restoration Group may be able to assist. United Water Restoration Group’s water damage restoration process assists in finding the problem and solving it before it gets out of hand. If your leak has caused mold, United Water Restoration Group technicians are also trained and prepared to handle this form of damage as well. United Water Restoration Group’s water damage restoration process comes in the form of several steps, which includes full restoration of your home or business. To learn more about United Water Restoration Group’s water damage restoration process, we encourage you to check out our blog detailing these services!

United Water Restoration Group is a company that focuses on water damage, and fire damage restoration. Our company has offices located all around the United States and there is no problem too big or too small for us to handle. To contact a United Water Restoration technician, go to our website and fill out the following form. If you are experiencing a water damage emergency, you can contact our emergency hotline at (800) 430-5838, our hotline is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide services in Ormond Beach, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, and many other locations around Florida! 

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