If you’ve had any water damage to your home after a storm or flooding, you have roughly a 72-hour window to prevent the growth of mold. Mold that can be extremely hazardous to you and your family’s health. It’s highly important that you start the process of drying out your water damage or you could be left with repairs to your home that are even more time consuming then they already will be. If you have found black mold in your home, or suspect you may have a mold issue, call us today for a free, no-obligation mold remediation quote.
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When you are dealing with water damage and a potential mold problem, there are a few definitive do’s and don’ts to implement as you’re waiting for help to arrive.
- Shut the water off until help arrives.
- Be sure to turn off all Air Conditioning units and heating systems. Excess coolness or heat can complicate the drying process.
- Next, turn off all fans that you have running. These aren’t helping you dry the area like you think they are. In fact, they will often spread mold throughout the home quicker.
- Pick up any personal items from the floor that would add to your loss.
- Try to either move furniture out of the wet area or lift it up and put something under the legs such as a block of wood that will keep it out of the water.
Don’t throw anything away! If possible, take photos to document all your damage. This will be helpful if, and when, you file an insurance claim.
Here’s How to Get Professional Help to Prevent Mold Growth
As a homeowner who’s ready to get back to your normal life as quickly as possible, the easiest way to do this is give us a call at 254-274-0364. Your phone call with be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a live person on the other end of the line.
Our IICRC certified technician will bring in specialized equipment, make sure your area is clean and dried properly, and can even help you repair damages inflicted such as replacing drywall and minor or large structural repairs.
Don’t let damage mount and mold set in!