How Do You Prevent Mold After Water Damage?
To prevent mold, it’s important to get rid of any standing water as soon as possible. You should remove any damaged materials and dry out the affected area. In most cases, this will be done by the remediation and restoration company you choose. (2)
“Mold will start to grow within 48 to 72 hours,” he said. Carpets, pads and furniture that were submerged should be removed, and drywall that was soaked should be cut out and discarded.”
The area will also need to be disinfected with a substance that can prevent or inhibit mold growth. These are available in most home repair stores, but may require you to be able to access the area.
For example, if you are trying to disinfect drywall, it’s possible the drywall will need to be replaced as mold growth can occur behind the panel, out of sight and access. You can purchase moisture-resistant, mold-resistant drywall to prevent the issue from occurring in the future if there is another leak.
Sometimes, Accidents Happen
No matter how many preventative measures you take trying to ensure the safety of your home, sometimes accidents just happen. It’s not anyone’s fault, and no one wants to deal with it, but there is always a solution.
Accidents happen every day in the form of burst pipes, poor winterization, or sewage backups. The best thing that you can do in this kind of situation is take a step back and call in a professional service to help you deal with it.
Don’t wait for the damage to get worse; let us take some of the stress off your shoulders and help you get a handle on the situation. Give us a call today and see how we can help you get your home back to looking like new.
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