Is water trapped in your walls?
Many homeowners attempt to extract the water using shop vacs and setting fans. The water may appear to be gone and dried up. What about the walls?
If water gets deep enough, it will wick up drywall or can be forced in around windows and doors as wind-driven rain.
This trapped water is very difficult to dry using conventional fans. A professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Springfield/Mt. Vernon has special equipment and the knowledge to check for moisture in the walls and to dry it.
If walls remain wet for more than 48 hours, the opportunity for mold growth increases. Once mold has begun growing in wall cavities, it is difficult to identify and normally requires significant demolition to properly remove.
If you have a significant amount of water, don't try and dry it yourself. Give SERVPRO of Springfield/Mt. Vernon Counties a call. If you had water damage this season and dried it yourself and now find that there is a musty odor that remains, let us know.
The technicians at SERVPRO of Springfield/Mt. Vernon are not only certified for water damage restoration but also for mold remediation. We can make your home "Like it never even happened."