Because mold grows fast in hot weather
This storage closet in Menlo Park, CA sustained water damage from a toilet leak upstairs few days prior to the homeowner calling SERVPRO of Mountain View, Los Altos for help with this water loss. Upon our inspection, this closet was already showing signs of microbial growth just within 48 hours. Because mold growths fast given the right conditions, it is important to get water mitigated as quickly as possible to prevent secondary damages like this one. When water affects drywall, also known as sheetrock, it doesn't necessary mean that it has to be removed. Affected walls and ceilings can be dried in place if you act quickly and reduces the chance of additional demolition and repairs.