Water Damage and Mold Inspections: What You Need to Know

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Water/Mold Damage

Water damage and mold inspections should be done regularly. However, definitely performed after a flood or other water damage.

If your property has sustained recent water damage, then not only could it be structurally unsafe, but you could be at risk of a mold infestation.

Taking care of mold and water damage early is crucial. Why? This is to stop further structural damage, and a build of mold and other harmful bacteria.

In case you don’t already know, mold is not only unpleasant to look at, but it can also be damaging to the body. Therefore, ideally, you should book a mold or water damage restoration Kentucky inspection after water damage occurs, whether a burst pipe or severe flood.

If you’re looking for a roofing company in Nicholasville, Kentucky, then contact the team at Jacob’s Ladder today for a quote.

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The remainder of this blog post will discuss more on water damage and mold inspections, followed-up with advice and next steps for those in Kentucky.

How likely is mold after water damage?

Following the events of water damage, especially flooding, mold is very likely. Mold grows when moisture is present. And as you know, after a flood, there is excess moisture and room for mold to grow.

Taking care of this mold and tackling it early is essential. Not only can you stop the spread early on, but you can prevent several minor to moderate health conditions.

So, take action early and save yourself a world of trouble.

Is a mold inspection worth it?

In our opinion, a mold inspection is definitely worth it. Not only can a water damage and mold inspection find the source of the mold, but we can also come up with an actionable plan to remove the mold and prevent it from coming back entirely.

And while you can tackle mold damage yourself, this can be dangerous if ingested, and if done incorrectly, it will just grow back.

Instead, we focus on finding the route of the problem and removing the mold to prevent it from occurring in the future.

Do you only need an inspection after a flood?

Nope! But we’d recommend it. If you notice a large amount of mold in your property, then we advise booking a mold inspection.

Likewise, it doesn’t have to be a flood – it could be a burst pipe or other leak in your property that has, or will, cause a build-up of mold.

As we mentioned previously, it’s better to take action than to wait until the damage gets worse.

Not only will this cost you more money, but it will result in more work and may even pose several health risks.

What is the purpose of a water damage inspection?

A water damage inspection is designed to assess the damage of a flood, burst pipe, or other water damage.

Not only can the water be stopped (if it hasn’t already), but we can pinpoint the source of the flood, repair this, and prevent it from happening again.

Also, a water damage inspection includes a mold assessment – stopping it early in its tracks before you get yourself a mold infestation.

How long until water damage appears after a flood?

The federal emergency management agency states that mold and mildew is likely to occur within 24-48 hours after water damage.

This water damage does not only include flooding, however. For example, as previously discussed, this can also include a burst pipe, a leaking tap, or another leak.

How much does a water damage inspection cost?

To find out an estimated cost for a water damage inspection, you can get in touch by filling out our online estimate form.

There is no commitment – this is just to give you a rough estimate of how much it will cost for an inspection and/or restoration.

If you choose to go with another water damage and mold inspection or restoration company, there will be no hard feelings. We promise!

Water damage restoration in Kentucky

If you have recently been impacted by water damage, whether that’s a flood, burst pipe, or other cause, then we recommend you book a water damage restoration inspection in Kentucky.

The process is straightforward – at Jacob’s ladder, we assess for signs of damage, mold, and mildew, and provide you with a plan of action to fix the damage and restore your property.

It’s that simple.

So, for water damage restoration in Kentucky, contact the team today.

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