When your house becomes flooded it can be just as devastating as any other disaster such as a fire or earthquake. You want to make sure that when you have a home that was flooded you work with a professional to have the home remediated. The water may seem quite unassuming but it is very damaging and when the water and the moisture is left it will continue to cause more and more damage. The water is only part of what will cause the troubles within your home. The outcome from water damage happens to also be mildew that will start to grow as well as mold. When mold is in the house it can be a problem for your health and should not be taken lightly. After the house has been flooded even if it is minor it can have a devastating outcome. The water damage should be handled by a professional that has the expertise in cleaning up after that type of disaster. You want to make sure that the work is done right so that you do not have mold and mildew growth.
Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists Outlines What Can Cause Mold Growth After a Flood or Water Damage
Carpet & Other Surfaces Not Cleaned Properly: When you have your home flooded, the moisture will soak into anything and everything. This includes the carpet drywall, wood, furniture, and anything else that is in the space. As the water settles and is allowed to sit in the space it will cause mold and mildew to grow. The mold is a growth that has to be cleaned properly and remediated. Carpet is at a particularly high risk of mold growth as the water soaks right to the carpet padding and subfloor in as opposed to hard surfaces like tile. The remediation should be done by someone that knows what should be done to clean, dry and deodorize the carpet. If all the pores are not removed and cleaned properly they will be able to grow back with just a little bit of moisture. That is why it is important to know what you are doing when you are cleaning up after a flood or water damage.
Water is Not Extracted & Moisture is Not Dried Out: Another mistake that is sometimes made when you have your home cleaned after water damage is that it is not dried out. Sometimes people want to rush the process and they may start to rebuild or paint the home when there are still signs of moisture. When you seal them up this can lead to mold growth that you thought was cleaned already. The drying process is very important and a professional knows what to look for to ensure that everything is dry before they start to make the repairs.
Exposure of Mold to Other Areas: When the mold is being cleaned it should be done with care. The spores are able to get in the air and land in other areas of the house. When moisture joins that area you will find out that mold will start to grow. It is important to be prepared to deal with the mold as it is being agitated so that it is not left to get in other areas of the house.
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Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists can come out to your home to remove standing water as well as dry, clean and deodorize your carpets after you have been involved in water damage. Call us today.