Mold Control After a flood:
Understanding the dangerous of mold build-up not only to your home but to your loved ones as well can help prevent a tragedy. Mold grows in high moister areas which are typically warm and dark. Mold loves to attach to paper, cardboard, and wood but can travel and survive almost anywhere in your home. This can be particularly dangerous because it can cause health effects.
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is prevention so that mold doesn’t grow by means of Fixing plumbing, keeping humidity levels low, and allowing air to flow freely throughout your home. But since this blog is about mold control after a flood, we’ll discuss measures of flood and mold cleanup.
The first step is acting quickly to clean and dry out and water in your home. The longer the moister sits the more damage it can cause. Start with eliminating the floodwater, fixing and leaks or plumbing so that moister and isn’t allowed to rebuild and removing and carpets or hard to dry items. Lowering humidity and increasing your home’s airflow are sure ways to dry up moister and prevent mold. Air fans and dehumidifiers are great for lessening moister for home after a flood. Lastly, clean your home with safe-to-use mold-killing products but be wary of products such as bleach and ammonia as the combination is known for harmful and deadly effects. For your peace of mind and to ensure your home is water damage and mold-free after a flood is sure to call your local SERVPRO of La Grange Park at (708) 240-4873 to be cleaned professionally.
You Can Control Mold | CDC. (n.d.). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/mold/control_mold.htm