When you experience flooding in the home, the risk of getting mold is a serious thing you need to consider. A mold removal service may be necessary if the mold gets out of control, but thankfully there are some things you can do to reduce or eliminate this risk.
Mold spores will begin to grow in just 48 hours so it is important to dry your space as quickly as possible.
Open any and all cavities in your space, such as walls, doors, closets, and cabinets. Using fans and dehumidifiers will assist you in this process. After 48 hours of being wet, the risk of mold increases. Some mold cannot be smelled or seen, so it is important to make sure this drying process is completed as quickly as possible.
If mold growth gets out of hand, you may need specialized equipment such as N-95 masks, gloves, goggles, rubber boots, and clothes that can be disposed of up. After getting the space dry you need to assess the damage and any mold that may have started growing. At this point, a mold detection service or mold elimination service may be necessary as well as a water damage restoration service.