Water & Mold Restoration
Water damage is a serious problem when it affects a home or office. Whether it’s from a storm, a plumbing leak or even from water that
was used to fight a fire, water damage can have a long-lasting effect, even after it has appeared to be cleaned up. When water gets into your home, it can seep into your walls, your upholstery, your carpeting and many other nooks and crannies. It may seem that it has all dried up, but if it is not cleaned properly and professionally it can be a breeding ground for black mold, which is a nasty substance that cause serious problems for you and your family.
Reducing the Risk of Black Mold Exposure
There are several ways to reduce the risk of black mold exposure. There are also certain warning signs you can watch for so that you can take action if need be. The best way to prevent the development and spread of black mold is by controlling the moisture in all areas of your home. This means that you must remove moisture quickly and not let it sit. This includes spills on your floor or in your carpets. Make sure to clean out your gutters so that water is directed away from the foundation of your home. Your air conditioning drip pans must be kept clean, and your drain lines must be kept clear. The ideal humidity in your home should be about 40%, give or take. Use a dehumidifier if it gets too high. If condensation is building up anywhere in your home, such as on your windows or walls, then you must quickly dry them off and pinpoint what is causing the issue to correct it.
One of the biggest causes of mold is improperly repairing, cleaning and drying out a space after water gets into the home. This could be from a plumbing leak, a roof leak, or from the water used to put out a fire. Too often, people think that repairing the leak or putting out the fire is the end of the problem. This is just not true. If water is left alone then it can and will become a breeding ground for mold. The best thing to do after excess water has gotten into your home is to have a professional clean, repair, and restore the affected area. They have the right equipment and the know-how to make sure that every surface is completely dry and will not be a magnet for black mold.
Nobody should have to deal with the negative health effects of black mold. Luckily, prevention is the best weapon against it. Make sure that you take all of the necessary precautions to prevent mold build-up in your home. If you are in the unfortunate position of having water leaking in, then let a professional, such as the experts at Bluemounds Restoration help to clean it up properly for you. Call us for a free consultation today!