Mold is a part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere both indoors and outdoors. Mold is usually not a problem unless it begins growing indoors. Given the right conditions, mold can begin to grow after a water event in as little as 48-72 hours. Often, a pipe breaks or drain backs up, and floods your home. Too often you will simply mop up the visible water and assume that the rest will dry and be ok. However, water can get behind the walls, cabinets and even under your floors. If not properly dried and treated, you could be facing a more serious problem…hidden mold.
Insurance companies require you to properly mitigate your home in the event of a water loss and to them, mold is a sign of failure to act and a reason not to pay. This will leave you responsible for the full cost of mold remediation.