If you have discovered mold in your home after flooding, you should be concerned. Mold can seriously affect the health of your family, so it would be in your best interests to schedule professional mold remediation and water damage restoration ASAP.
Mold can grow in invisible places inside your home, such as the support beams in your walls. It can also grow on visible surfaces like drywall. In fact, any humid or moist areas are conducive to the growth of mold. Eliminating sources of humidity and moisture is therefore a key step to take before the water damage restoration and mold remediation professionals arrive.
Also, note the following:
- Any clothing that’s in a contaminated area should be washed in hot water with regular detergent, and then placed in a sealed bag to avoid further contamination.
- Do not keep your pets in your home during the mold remediation process. Either ask a family member or friend to care for them until the procedure is complete, or make a reservation to have them kenneled.
- You might also want to consider making plans to temporarily relocate you and your family during the process, especially if key areas of your home will be off limits. But if the procedure can be performed while everyone is away at work or school, then you may choose to remain there.
At Liberty Plumbing and Septic, we offer a full range of residential and commercial services, including water damage restoration and mold remediation. We serve Brandon, Plant City, Haines City, Lake Wales, Poinciana, and Tampa, Florida, as well as Hillsborough, Pasco and Osceola Counties. Contact us today for more information.