They say that you should begin flood cleanup within 24 hours of the event. This has as much to do with safety as it does with health, hygiene, and the structural integrity of your home. Water damage can be difficult to handle. After all, it can be expensive and carries the risk of mold and mildew growth that can negatively impact your family’s health. If your home has been affected by a flooding emergency and water damage, there are plenty of reasons to begin flood cleanup as soon as possible. Here are some of our tips on the importance of flood cleanup in Annapolis.
A flood can devastate your home in many ways. If the flooding is significant enough, as in the case of a sewer line break or weather emergency, you may find that many of your possessions have been waterlogged or even destroyed by the flooding. Many important structural materials of your home can also be seriously damaged when soaked after flooding. Cleaning up quickly can prevent costly repairs that result from water damaged walls, subloors, and even cabinetry. It’s important to minimize damage in your home in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment in your home after a flood.
Prevent Bacteria and Mold Growth
A huge risk of flooding is the growth of mold and bacteria in your home. Whether it’s waterlogged furniture, flooring, or more, mold growth can cause your home to become a less healthy environment. Bacteria associated with mold growth can cause asthma symptoms to worsen and carry pathogens that cause disease. What’s more is that mold and mildew carry often foul odors. Failure to clean up and get rid of mold in your home can cause it to smell long after flooding. Be sure to call in a mold inspector to ensure your home is free of bacteria and pathogens, and be sure to sterilize the environment during flood cleanup.
Lastly, it’s important to figure out a good place to start with flood cleanup. More porous materials are going to hold more water, making them more likely to suffer serious water damage and greater risks for mold growth. Start with the most vulnerable areas of your home in order to minimize damages after a flood. Drywall and ceiling tiles are some vulnerable materials that need to be addressed quickly in the event of a flood. A professional will be able to provide valuable insight into prioritizing flood cleanup in order to minimize damages and prevent mold growth in your home.
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If you have even more questions about how to get rid of it, or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.