Water leaks in any type of structure are bound to raise and cause issues. Homes in Hutchinson, Kansas, being the places that we live, eat, sleep are among the most precious places to us. In any home, a water leak is going to cause similar issues, but is there anything specifically that only happens in a mobile home when there is a water leak?
WATER LEAKS IN A HOME, IN GENERAL
There are basic steps when a water leak occurs in any home, whether it’s a brick-and-mortar home or a mobile home.
Step 1: Fix the Leak
Step 2: Water Leak/Intrusion Cleanup
Step 3: If necessary, Mold Inspection
Step 4: If necessary, Mold Remediation
First things first, the leak needs to be fixed. The leak not being fixed as soon as possible or as soon as the water leak is found can compound the necessity for Step 3 and Step 4. This is because mold is quite literally all around us and can settle and grow within 24-48 hours. Secondly, and working in conjunction with step 1, the water intrusion needs to be cleaned up. This may require the help of a restoration company to set up equipment to move the water out and dry the space, depending on the size of the leak. Following this, it may become necessary to have a mold inspection of the home in Hutchinson, Kansas, to check for signs or the existence of mold due to the water leak. If so, remediation is recommended because mold will continue to grow and can cause serious health risks to anyone living in the home and to the home itself.
NOW, WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT MOBILE HOMES
One major difference is that mobile homes tend to have a lot more porous building materials used in the construction of these homes. And while the building materials used in mobile homes have similar strength and durability as is used in traditional homes in Hutchinson, Kansas, the porous building materials may make a difference in the amount of time it takes to dry the building materials in the area of a water leak.
So even more so than possibly even a traditional home, it becomes imperative to act quickly with a water leak or intrusion, because porous materials soak up water much like a sponge and can be a bit more difficult to dry. Unfortunately, just as with a traditional home, if building materials are not dried completely – mold will most likely become an issue.
GETTING HELP WITH WATER LEAK CLEAN UP
There may be times when a water leak can be cleaned up and taken care of without the help of a professional restoration company. That may not always be the case – and even with a small water leak there may be concerns due to how long the water leak has been occurring in the home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Mold or mildew may have become an issue already if the water leak has been going on for some time, or it could be that there is a high probability of mold or mildew becoming an issue in the future. If this was the case, seeking the help of a professional restoration company is going to alleviate a lot of concerns that may occur and eliminate a lot of concerns that could occur in the future.
If you have a mobile home or traditional home in or around Hutchinson, Kansas, and have experienced a water leak or intrusion that has given you some concern, please contact us here at FreshCo Cleaning and Restoration. We are an accredited and licensed restoration company that specializes in various forms of restoration including water loss clean up, mold remediation, and more. Call us today to find out more about how we can help!