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Remediating Mold Damage after a Major Flood of your Home

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Remediating Mold Damage after a Major Flood of your Home

The first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when a flood occurs is mold. Next come the fears of health issues, damage to the floor, and damage to the environment. While still, some people choose to ignore the possibility of mold when the damage is minimal (or so they think).

Here is some very basic information about mold that you may or may not know. The more educated you are now, before the damage occurs, the better you can mitigate it on your own. However, we want you to have our number so if water gets in, we can get it out and kill the mold growth.

There are hundreds of variations of mold found both indoors and outdoors. Mold grows in damp, dimly-lit areas. Indoors, it can often be found in places like attics, basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. Thus, if your home has sustained water damage, in any capacity, there is a potential for mold. We strive to restore rather than replace, so speed is the word you want to adopt when remediating mold after water damage.

One of the first concerns is that mold impacts health. While this is true, the health issues often arise in mold that is not dealt with and impact elderly and those with weakened immune systems the most. Mold is a living substance so its presence within the human body can wreak havoc, but some molds are not only accepted by the body but eaten daily like mushrooms and bread.

Mold caused by water damage starts to grow when it’s hot. And usually, water damage, occurs when the air is warm. Flooding in tropical locations can cause mold to start almost immediately, while flooding in a cooler climate can slow down the growth of mold and increase the likelihood of a restoration rather than a repair.

Your best chance to keep mold from starting to grow, is to call a specialist immediately. With the right treatment, mold can be stopped before it begins to grow and mutate. Before it begins to be visible to the eye, it can be stopped in its tracks. It’s important to know that mold can grow inside of walls and surfaces and not be very visible.

All water damage carries the possibility of mold growth, so your vigilance is important to ensure that mold stays away and that you and your family are safe from any

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