How Can You Mitigate Mold Growth After a Flood?
When home sustains any type of water damage, mold often appears soon after. Mold growth tends to spread quickly in homes, and it's often important to act quickly when it comes to mitigating the effects of mold in your home.
1. Stop the Flow of Water
Whether a major pipe burst or a flood that is causing water damage, it's often important to stop the flow of water as quickly as possible. Even small amounts of water can contribute to the spread of mold spores in your home. Since you may have to act quickly if water is pouring into your home.
2. Airflow in Your Home
After your home has flooded, you likely will want to dry out your home as quickly as possible. Though it can be useful to keep your home dry after a flood, the way you do this is often important. Turning on the heat or air conditioning increases the airflow in your home, which makes it easier for mold spores to spread. Instead, consider opening windows rather than using air conditioning to help minimize the spread of mold growth in your home. We have trained technicians that can dry down your home and reduce the opportunity for mold.
3. Contact a Mitigation and Restoration Company in a Timely Manner
Standing water in your home can act as a breeding ground for bacteria and creates the perfect environment for mold to spread. Though you may want to use DIY methods of mitigation or restoration, it's generally best to contact a mold damage mitigation and restoration company. Professionals with experience in mitigation and restoration can safely and quickly help to limit the effects of mold can help to prevent additional damage to your belongings and to the structure of your home, and can also assist in restoration efforts.
Mold growth is a major concern for homeowners and business owners. Preventing further mold damage is often important. You can help to mitigate the damage by stopping the flow of water, reducing the airflow and quickly contacting SERVPRO of Burlington.