Mould can grow in a home that has been flooded even after just a day or two. So it’s important to act quickly to prevent it’s growth after the onset of the flooding when it is safe to do so.
Ensure you remove items that are not wet and put them in a dry place during the clean up of your house or office.
Cut off the source of moisture
It is very important to cut off the source of moisture as mould thrives in a place where there is moisture and closed areas with high humidity. Sometimes it is very easy to identify the source of moisture like a leak in the window but sometimes it can be harder to track, like leak in hidden areas.
Check out for any signs of moisture and/or stale smell then begin your work! In any event that you cannot identify the source yet you smell mould, then call our mould damage restoration specialist at All Aces Cleaning and Restoration to make an inspection to identify the location of the mould.
Remove flood water
Remove as much flood water as you can from your affected home. Although this task may call for help from a plumber or builder, what you can do as a homeowner is to use buckets and mops to extract water as long as it is safe to do so. Remove dirt, mud, and other debris that were swept into your house during the flood.
Dry out your home
Drying your home can be best achieved by a professional restoration company like All Aces Cleaning and Restoration. You can initiate drying by using dehumidifiers, ventilators, and heaters as long as it is safe to use electrical appliances. Open your windows and doors to ventilate your house as long as the air outside your home is not humid.
Remove carpet and drywall
The padding of an affected carpet takes time to dry out so your carpet must be removed. Affected drywall may soon harbour growth, so it is important to cut away the affected drywall and dispose of it.
Although this is a challenging task, you can kill mould naturally by using natural light and wiping down all affected surfaces with a mixture of white vinegar and water.
Total mould removal can only be done effectively by a water damage restoration company like All Aces Cleaning and Restoration.
If you have any concern about mould at home, call our restoration specialists today!