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Post-Flood Mold Damage in Wetumpka

11/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold growth and damage is best left to the professionals at SERVPRO. That way, it is done right the first time!

Fast Action to Remediate Mold Can Save you Money and Time

Heavy rains can cause the Coosa River to rise past flood stage, putting homes in the area at risk of seepage and standing water in their lower levels. If the water is not pumped out or otherwise extracted within 48 hours the risk of mold damage to the structures, fixtures, furnishings and other contents of the house soars. If you have experienced flooding in your home and begin to notice a musty smell or see evidence of mold growth on floors, ceilings or under rugs or in furniture, it is essential to take action right away. SERVPRO can be at your home on the same day to inspect for mold and to help devise and implement a plan to remediate the mold growth.

If the water in your basement was relatively clean after flooding, know that mold still can grow quickly. Spores of many common strains of mold are always present inside and outside and all it takes to start the growth of a fungal colony is moisture. Mold damage in Wetumpka can be complicated with other microbial growth if the water seeping or flooding into your home is contaminated. We can start moving quickly to prevent mold damage if we get pumps and water extractors on the job in your home as soon after the flooding as possible. Professional mold damage control rather than a do-it-yourself approach is key as disturbing the outbreak risks spreading spores, and inhaling, touching or accidentally ingesting mold can cause some people to experience health issues. If you have concerns about your or family members’ reactions to mold contact your health care professional.

SERVPRO technicians will swiftly put in place a plan to contain moldy areas, and then assess whether the mold can be cleaned off or if it and the material it infiltrates needs to be removed and properly discarded. Great care is taken by our technicians to use proper EPA techniques to manage the mold, using protective gear and evacuating you and your family from areas where the mold being remediated. Once the mold has been cleaned off, or infiltrated items have been removed we will then work on drying the areas affected thoroughly to prevent a recurrence of the mold. Avoid trying to clean or dry the areas yourself and let the highly trained mold remediation specialists complete the job following industry standards.

After the flood contact SERVPRO of Prattville to evaluate your property for potential mold damage. Our team of local mold remediation technicians can be scheduled to visit your home by calling (334) 358-1186 any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

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