Clean Out the Standing Water and Sediments
Standing water is your enemy during flooding, and you will want to start getting it out of your home as soon as possible. Use submersible pumps, wet vacuums, and hoses to get water out as quickly as possible. If there are sediments and contamination, remove it too, and begin cleaning the flood-damaged areas. Wear safety gear when working with contaminated floodwaters, especially if you are not sure what may be in the water that came into your home during flooding.
Remove the Materials in Your Home That Absorb Moisture and Mold Spores
The materials in your home that absorb moisture can be the source of mold growth later if they are not removed, cleaned, and dried properly after a flood. You will want to remove flooring materials like carpet, drywall, cabinetry, and furniture that has been exposed to flooding. Replace the severely damaged materials, and then clean and restore the materials that can be saved and put back in your home while doing repairs.
Thoroughly Dry Out Flooded Spaces and The Rest of Your Home to Inhibit Mold Growth
Inspect for Mechanical Damage and Disinfect Your Home Repeatedly To Kill Mold Spores
The flooding could have also caused damage to mechanical systems, such as plumbing and HVAC. These are areas where you will want to have a mold remediation
These are some tips to help with mold remediation after a flood to prevent mold growth from spreading and causing more damage after the restoration has been done. If you need help dealing with mold problems after a flood, contact a mold remediation service to ensure mold growth does not get out of control and become a serious problem.Share
20 July 2019
When you think about home damage, what comes to mind? Do you picture tornadoes ripping the roofing off of a home or a flood washing away a family's memories? If so, you're on the right track, but there are some smaller issues that can be just as devastating to the structure that you are overlooking. One leaking pipe caused my family a whole lot of grief in a very short time. The bathroom on the third floor of our house had a leaky pipe that was dripping into the ceiling and into the walls. By the time we found the problem, the damage was already done. My blog will provide you with some insights about home damage that you may have overlooked.