Sustaining water damage in your home can be more than devastating. Whether you are experiencing some sort of flooding or water damage left behind after putting out a house fire, you are going to need to act quickly to avoid any mold growth. Mold growth can happen quickly and if it takes over your home, it can be dangerous to your health as well. Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists is here to talk about the steps taken to help you avoid any mold growth following water damage.
Water Extraction from Carpet
Having water extracted from your home is the first step in preventing mold damage. You may think you can handle the water problem with a wet/dry vacuum, but if you are dealing with a large space like a basement, you may be in need of professional equipment that has the ability to handle all that water.
Dehumidification & Ventilation
When flood damage occurs in your home, removing excess water isn’t enough to avoid mold growth. Water will still likely be lingering in the air and needs to be removed with the help of major ventilation and dehumidification. Fans can be used and all windows should be opened during this process to allow proper air flow. Professional grade dehumidifiers are recommended when trying to avoid mold growth after water damage.
Clearing Area of Wet Furniture, Rugs Etc
While the drying process continues, clearing the area of any wet items like furniture and area rugs will help the process move along quicker. You should be aware that these items are going to be much heavier when they are wet, so use caution when moving them. Most of the time when severe water damage takes place, the carpet and padding need to be removed to ensure they are dried completely and then put back in place.
Carpet Deodorizer & Sanitizer
Depending on the type of water damage you are dealing with, your furniture as well as your flooring may need to be deodorized and sanitized before it is safe to put back in your home. Hopefully, there hasn’t been significant damage to other items like artwork and books, or they may need to be deodorized and cleaned as well before placing them back in your home.
It is important that the appropriate amount of structural drying takes place when your home sustains water damage. It is often hidden areas that are the biggest risk for mold growth and that includes the actual structure of your home.
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If you’re experiencing water damage in your home, you may feel the need to fix the problem on your own. While there are several steps the homeowner can and should do on their own to help solve the water damage problem, extensive water damage should always be left to the highly trained professionals at Mr Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists. We have the training as well as the resources needed to extract water, dehumidify and dry as well as sanitize and deodorize your flooring and upholstery before it is no longer a danger for mold growth. Call us today!