Category Archives: Water Damage Articles

Everything you ever wanted to know about water damage including the risks, the causes, and what to do about it. You can also check out our blog posts on floods.

If you experience water damage in your home or business, be sure to contact us immediately. We offer water damage restoration services for home and business throughout the greater San Diego area.

How Long Should I Run A Dehumidifier After A Water Leak?

how long should I run a dehumidifier after a water leak?You’re dealing with a water leak in your home.

This unfortunately means that you’ve got days, if not weeks of work ahead of you.

You’ll need to mop and dry up, or worse, pump the water out your home. And once that’s done, you’ll still need to thoroughly dry out the flooded carpet, baseboards, walls, and furniture thoroughly, or you’ll be dealing with some serious water damage and mold growth.

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How Long Does It Take for Mold to Grow in Wet Carpet?

mold growth on wet carpetIf you have experienced a flood or a spill, you may be wondering how long it will take for mold to grow in your carpet. In other words, how long do you have to get this mess cleaned up?

Typically, mold growth in carpets begins 24 to 48 hours after they get wet. You should seek to dry your carpet in that time or call in the professionals to do it for you.
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Roof Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

roof water damage: shingles torn off by bad weatherWater damage from a roof leak might first appear as discolored spots on your ceiling, rings of mold growth from the moisture. If not handled quickly, a leaky roof can turn into a major problem, even as serious as a roof cave-in. We’ll guide you through what you need to do to fix the roof leak and the water damage it caused, as well as how to prevent both from reoccurring in the future.
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Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

flooded roomThere’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your family members at risk. The odds of bad bacterial growth surge again after the 48 hour mark. Continue reading

How to Fix a Water Damaged Mattress

water damaged mattress

Please Note

TSC Restoration only restores damaged mattresses while performing residential or commercial water damage cleanup services to rooms and structures. This article has been published for informational purposes only.

If your mattress as experienced water damage, you’re probably wondering if you can save it or if you just have to throw it out. Since a mattress is a big expense, you don’t want to just throw it away, but you also don’t want to deal with mold on the mattress that could make you sick.

We’re here to tell you how to dry a mattress and what your options are when water damage has occurred. In some cases, you can save the mattress and continue to use it safely. Unfortunately, in other cases, you’ll need to consider it a complete loss. Continue reading

How to Fix Water Damaged Carpeting

using a wet-vac to dry a water damaged carpetWhen the unthinkable has happened and you’re dealing with water damage in your home or business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to know what you’re dealing with, have a plan to fix water damage, and know when to call in help.

As water damage repair experts, one of the most asked questions we get is how to fix water damaged carpeting. Is there something you can do to dry the wet carpet or is it just a lost cause?
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