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How To Prevent Mold Damage After a Flood

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Drying equipment inside a Murfreesboro, TN home Calling a professional water cleanup service is always recommended after a flood

How To Prevent Mold Damage After a Flood

Major storms and hurricanes can cause severe damage to your home. Between the heavy rain and strong wind, many homes are subject to flooding in Murfreesboro, TN. If your home has suffered from a flood, it is important to act quickly to clean up your home and mitigate any loss from water damage or mold growth.
If you suspect you have mold in your home, remove it as soon as possible, as even small amounts of mold can lead to:

  • Unpleasant odors
  • Damage to your home
  • Dark and unsightly stains
  • Rapid mold growth and infestation

Dry Out Your House
If your home is flooded after a storm, you should remove standing water as quickly as possible and dry out the flooded area. The longer the water stays in your home, the more likely it is to cause damage. Damp, humid areas are a breeding ground for mold and mildew, so you need to eliminate as much moisture as possible.

Get Help Quickly
Calling a professional water cleanup service is always recommended after a flood, as they are expertly trained to handle flood cleanup and mold prevention. In addition to drying out the flooded area, they will also clean, deodorize, and disinfect your home to remove any bacteria that has seeped into your floors and walls.

Document the Damage
Remember to keep a file with all repairs and expenses to file with your insurance company if you plan to file a claim. Gather receipts that show the cost of any damaged property and any receipts from professional cleanup services. Always check with your insurance provider for coverage under your policy.
There is no time to spare when dealing with mold growth after a flood. If you think you have a mold problem, removing the water from your house and thoroughly drying and disinfecting the area is your best course of action. Getting professional help and maintaining good records will ensure that you eliminate the problem, mitigate the damage, and prevent any additional loss.

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