Heavy rain isn’t common on the Central Coast, but when it hits, it hits hard. Between the elevated humidity, soil saturation, and damage to one’s home, seeking out help can quickly become overwhelming.
These are the top three things to keep in mind if the recent heavy rains have left you needing water damage restoration.
An increase in relative humidity (RH) makes mold more likely to grow. Large amounts of rain and flooding can cause RH to increase, making it critical to act quickly to prevent mold and other water damage!
Water oversaturation of the soil surrounding your home can lead to water damage and mold problems, especially where grading is too high or drainage is inadequate. Excess water wicks up your home’s foundation, stucco, floors, and walls, causing water damage and encouraging mold growth.
Previous Unchecked Home Damage
Some kinds of household damage may go unnoticed until it rains. Leaks, drafty doors and windows, stucco damage and more are common discoveries after heavy rain. These problems lead to elevated moisture and the introduction of foreign mold spores to your indoor space, which in turn leads to water damage and mold growth.