What to Expect from a Mold Remediation Company

mold remediationHome floods happen in a number of ways, from burst pipes to severe weather. Many homeowners don’t realize that a flood can continue affecting your home long after the water has been cleared away. Water trapped in your floors, walls, and furniture provides an ideal living environment for harmful molds and mildews. If your home has been affected by a flood, learn how a mold remediation company can help you repair the damage.

Staying Safe

The most important thing after a flood is to make sure you and your family are safe. The flood may have damaged the structure of your building, or mold may have made the air unsafe to breathe. Experts can tell you when it’s safe to reenter your home.

Extracting Water

The first step is removing the excess moisture from the flooded area so mold won’t be able to survive as easily. This involves removing water from places you can’t see, like inside your walls and furniture. A mold remediation company uses heavy-duty dehumidifiers and other water extraction tools to remove all the excess moisture from your room. Furniture and other movable items will be taken to a different area to dry separately and speed up the process.

Removing Mold

Once the moisture is gone, professional mold removal technicians will have to eliminate the mold that is already present. Although it’s impossible to remove all traces of mold, it’s important to remove large amounts, which can be hazardous to your health. Mold can be scrubbed off hard surfaces and filtered from the air to leave your house clean and safe for your family.

Repairing the Damage

Luckily, most items that have been affected by mold can be successfully restored. It’s important to thoroughly clean and sanitize your belongings to remove as much of the mold and moisture as possible. A quality remediation company can also remove that musty smell from your home and belongings. Save $25 on Air Duct Cleaning - Free Coupon
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