Heavy rains can cause flooding in your home and that flood can bring a variety of problems for you as the homeowner. Not only is your home and furniture wet but you also have a major cleanup ahead of you. While they’re definitely areas of concern, home maintenance and roof repair companies say that there’s something else that you should take care of first: mold prevention.
In this post, Allstar Construction gives you a step-by-step guide to preventing mold after a flood.
With the flooding in your home, it likely brought in a lot of debris and wet items. One of the first things you should do is to remove these wet items from your home to prevent mold proliferation. If your home has wet carpeting that can’t be removed, you can remove the water from it by using a carpet extractor or a wet/dry vacuum.
The next step you should do is to dry out the structure within 48 hours. To accomplish this, open all doors and windows as you work so the air and sunlight can help dry out your home. Once it’s deemed safe to use electricity, you can also use fans and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture caused by the flooding. Alternatively, if you aren’t sure how to go about drying your entire home, you can always turn to a water and fire restoration services provider like Allstar Construction.
On the other hand, if mold has started to grow in your home, you can easily remove them with a mixture of water and detergent. However, keep in mind to wear protective equipment and avoid mixing ammonia and bleach as they can create toxic vapors. Alternatively, you can also use commercial mold and mildew removers or tri-sodium phosphate. Use a disinfectant on all surfaces as well to prevent the spread of mold in your home once it’s removed.
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