Um, is it August? These Santa Ana winds are so pervasive this year–right now it feels like the height of summer, not the depths of winter. Many other areas of the nation, like Alabama, are facing extreme weather right now, and Washington State was just ravaged with winter storms that brought most of the state to a standstill. But, they’re still standing, unlike the towns in Alabama destroyed by this week’s tornadoes.
And here in Southern California? We’re living the high life in shorts, t-shirts and flip flops with the warm desert winds blowing through our hair with our convertible tops down. No wonder the rest of the nation hates us for our perfect weather!
But there’s a darker side to the beauty on the surface. Firstly, there’s another wind storm coming through on Saturday that can cause further damage to those properties already hit with the wind storms last month. This one won’t be as strong or long as those last storms, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe! The rain, eventually, will come. We promise. And when it does, you’ll want to make sure that your home is leak-free and tight as a drum.
What’s the second danger? It’s that mold issue we talk about a lot. Those properties that have leaks—the ones that the homeowner or business owner doesn’t know about—had water seep in last weekend that’s sitting there in the dark, enjoying this hot weather as much as you are. In fact, it’s loving it even more.
We’ve all heard the phrase “multiply like rabbits”. Well, mold can multiply even faster than that. And all you need is water, building materials, darkness and heat to make those mold spores go crazy. It only takes 24-48 hours for the process to get underway! So if you had a leak last Saturday, chances are that mold is taking over your attic right now.
And what do we always say about mold remediation? It’s THREE TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE than water damage restoration. So it’s worth the money to get any suspected leaks investigated immediately, and any known leaks or flooding restored as soon as possible. Remember, even waiting 24 hours means that mold could be growing in your walls.
For the best mold remediation and water damage restoration in the Inland Empire, call us on 877-731-8472. We have our trained, expert technicians standing by 24/7 to help you.