Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup
There are other homeowners that find themselves faced with thousands of dollars in repairs. In addition to general water mitigation that is needed to restore the home the mold may begin to grow behind walls and in confined areas where water damage cannot be found.
Have you experienced flood damage in your home and need emergency services? If so, call us immediately for an emergency water damage restoration service and we will send a specialist out to your home.
Should I have My House Tested For Mold?
Our team of water damage specialists always recommend a thorough inspection of your home. That includes a mold inspection throughout your property to ensure its safety. In almost every case you can always see mold by simply looking at the discoloration of any kind on your walls and ceilings. Sometimes you may see a textured growth of colors both black and green as well as experience foul odors and feel like you have a runny nose or allergic reactions.
If you are able to dry your home and remove items that have absorbed water, you may be able to avoid mold altogether or at least be able to minimize the damage that it causes. Read more on why a mold inspection and removal is always recommended.
Why is contaminated flood water a risk to your health?
Flood water usually contains bacteria, toxins, and sewage. Moreover, this happens due to flood waters disruption to the purifying system as well as an overflow of toxic spillage. The water that is absorbed through materials may dry however, the toxins and contaminants that are left can cause serious health issues. For this reason, it is protocol during the water damage restoration to remove and throw away items in your home such as carpets, mattresses, porous furniture, and anything else that may absorb grey water if they have been exposed for more than 24 hours in un-sanitized water. It is most important to safe items such as things made of glass, plastic, and other nonporous items which could easily be cleaned and disinfected