Some of the most detrimental issues among homeowners are natural disasters. Whether it’s tornadoes, hurricanes, or flash floods, every home is affected in some way. In the case of floods, countless Americans are subject to flooded basement and first floors every year. These overflows of water cause wall damage, floor damage, and sometimes even damage to the infrastructure of the home itself. Another problem surrounding flood damage is the emergence of mold.
Mold thrives in moist, damp places. Thus, floods are the perfect storm to bring a mold infestation into your home. This video provides a step-by-step guide on how to tackle mold issues when they arise.
First of all, mold remediation is a big task, but more often than not can be completed by the homeowner themselves. It is recommended to have others help you as to get the job done quicker and more efficiently. Begin by inspecting your home closely, and moving into removing all infected wall. Additionally, wooden paneling should be treated once the moisture is below 17% on a moisture meter. It is vital that you also remove all staples and nails from exposed wood panels, as mold could also be living on these tiny metal details. Finally, incorporate mold prevention services to ensure an outbreak doesn’t occur.