Houston, Texas Flood Damage
The flooding in Houston, Texas can be very devastating. Walls and floors that have suffered from the flooding can seam as if they are easily cleaned. In the above example the maintenance crew of this commercial establishment cleansed the are without checking if there was still water behind the walls.
Many commercial buildings use metal studs which have a U-shaped channel on the bottom where the studs are set into. These channels store water behind walls for a long time. Eventually the water finds its way out wicking up the drywall allowing mold to grow.
The result was mold growing up throughout the walls. Everything had to be removed in order to remediate against the bacteria and mold left behind from the storm damage.