Mold, Mildew And Water Damage: 4 Tips To Help Stop Potential Problems When Restoring Your Home

Posted on: 22 August 2019

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Water damage is a lot of work to clean up, and the work does not stop at the repairs that need to be done. There is another silent problem that needs to be addressed: mold and mildew growth that can take over your home. Therefore, you will want to clean the damage and take the right steps to prevent mold growth. The following tips will help you stop potential mold problems that show up after restoration work has been completed.

Take Action Quickly to Start Removing Water and Moisture in Your Home  

Timely action when cleaning up water damage will do a lot to prevent problems with mold growth. Once it is safe to start cleaning, begin pumping the water out with whatever tools you have available, such as garden hoses, water pumps of any kind, and shop vacuums. Clean up any debris and continue cleaning and removing the water.  

Make Sure Your Home Has Good Ventilation in Areas That Are Moist and Humid  

Improper ventilation can cause problems with mildew and mold in areas of your home that are moist and humid. These areas include basements, crawl spaces, attics, and bathrooms. When you are doing the renovations to your home, evaluate the ventilation in these areas and update it if needed to allow moisture to escape and prevent mold from growing.  

Have a Mold Remediation Service Treat Your Home to Prevent Mold from Growing  

When your home is being repaired after water damage, drying out the damaged areas is important but is not enough to stop hazardous mold growth. Treat these areas with a mold inhibiting treatment to prevent mold and mildew from growing and spreading to other areas. You can talk to a mold remediation service about applying treatments to areas that are most vulnerable to mold problems.  

Use Materials That Are Easy to Clean, Resistant to Water and Inhibit Mold Growth  

There are some areas of your home that are vulnerable to problems with water and moisture. These areas include finished basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose materials that are easy to clean and more resistant to damage. Usually, these water-resistant materials are also a better choice to inhibit mold growth in the areas of your home that are most vulnerable.  

These are some of the things that you can do to stop future mold problems that come back after water damage restoration. If you need help mold removal, contact a mold remediation service to ensure mold and mildew does not become a problem after you have completed water damage restoration to your home.