During Hurricane Florence our SERVPRO team traveled to North Carolina to assist in storm relief. One home we entered showed signs of improper remediation.
When water comes in contact with drywall, it needs to be removed. At this home, the drywall was left intact even though more than a foot of water was standing in the basement. Just above the water level line you see a tremendous amount of mold growth that required us to remove much more of the wall than what would have been needed if SERVPRO was the first to this disaster.
Because drywall is porous, it absorbs liquids and can begin to show signs of mold growth in as little as 24 hours.