After flooding, many homeowners main concern (aside from water damage) could be mold growth. After a flood, mold could begin growing within 24-48 hours. If your home was affected by Louisville’s flooding these past few weeks, it may be time to call a mold remediation company once it is safe to re-enter your home.
Mold Exposure & Your Health
Mold exposure can have extremely harmful effects on both your health and your home. While some people are more sensitive to, or even allergic to mold, many people experience symptoms such as the throat or eye irritation, coughing, wheezing, and stuffiness, after mold exposure. In some cases, people may even experience skin irritation. If you have a mold allergy, mold exposure may result in much more serious reactions.
Mold Exposure & Your Home
Mold can grow in many places in your home, some you may not even notice, or even think to check. After flooding or even a leak, a mold is quick to grow if the area was not thoroughly and quickly dried. It tends to grow well on your ceiling tiles, or wood products like your hardwood floor. Discard paper products and cardboard as mold thrives on both. It can appear on your carpets, drywall, insulation or even paints. But mold can enter your home in many ways, whether it be doorways, windows or even your heating and air conditioning system.
Clean up Time
Attempting to clean and restore from the mold can be both time-consuming and dangerous for the homeowner. It is important to hire a mold remediation company as they are trained in removing mold, know the steps of prevention and how to keep both themselves and your family from further damaging effects of the mold. Professionals will better understand the type of mold, the best ways to kill and remove it, as well as how to prevent it.
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