With freezing temperatures in the winter months in the tri-state area, burst pipes are a common occurrence. Burst pipes lead to flooding, water damage, and could lead to mold growth. This is why a water damage assessment after burst pipes events are always recommended.
After any water event such as burst pipes in your home, the water should be removed along with any water-damaged materials and the affected area dried out within 24-48 hours to prevent this. We highly recommend contracting a restoration company immediately to perform material removal and dry out ASAP. Following this, a water damage assessment is recommended.
Water damage assessments include inspection of the affected area and collection of air quality mold samples to determine if the cleanup was done thoroughly and successfully. This assessment is important because a qualified professional knows what to look for that may not be right on the surface or visible to the naked untrained eye.
Homeowners insurance can be difficult to navigate, but generally, when there is water damage from a burst pipe, a detailed water damage report is required. HNST Mold Inspections performs water damage assessment and our report can help to detail the extent of the damage to your insurance company.
If your home as recently experienced water damage from a burst pipe, contact HNST Mold Inspections today for your water damage assessment. Knowing the extent of the damage and what to do to prevent your chances of mold growth in the home can help save you from future costly repairs and damage down the line.