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SERVPRO States Mold Remediation in a Wake Forest Property Is Often Needed After a Flooding

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO States Mold Remediation in a Wake Forest Property Is Often Needed After a Flooding Drying Attics and Ducts in Wake Forest Homes Helps Prevent Mold Growth--Says SERVPRO

Lingering Flood Damage Can Cause Mold in Wake Forest Homes

Natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding have taken their toll on homes throughout the past several years, and many homeowners have experienced the benefits of professional restoration firsthand. For those that did not seek out professional restoration from the onset of flooding and storm damages to their homes, contaminated water saturated through construction materials and structural elements to provide a damp environment hospitable to mold colonization.

Flooding can be an easy path for mold damage in your Wake Forest home, as it has become widely accepted that the intruding water could have become contaminated by multiple hazardous substances reaching your property. With microorganisms and bacteria in the floodwater, the saturation through structural elements provides an inviting scenario for mold spores. These microscopic spores land on saturated materials, seat into them, and begin to grow and spread throughout the home.

Proper flood restoration from our SERVPRO professionals cannot guarantee that mold colonization does not occur alongside flood damages, because tear out and drying of the property can often take several days or more to complete. If mold colonization does occur while our professionals work on your home, we can set up the necessary containment and address the potential threat immediately to prevent extensive damage and possible health effects.

For those choosing to care for water damage in their homes on their own, the possibility of mold growth is greater still, as homeowners lack the advanced equipment required to reach all of the moisture pockets that flooding can leave behind. Our SERVPRO team can utilize our high-powered drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to begin drying out structural elements to get saved, as well as an antimicrobial spray that can get applied to unaffected materials and areas to make them uninhabitable to mold spores.

While our region has seen its fair share of flooding and other natural disasters, preventing mold growth and its array of damages can be as simple as choosing our SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest team. We can arrive quickly with the tools and expertise to help. Give us a call at (919) 790-1222.

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