What to Consider Regarding Mold Growth After Flooding
How to Handle Mold Growth After Flood Damage
Mold growth is a natural process that begins or speeds up once space has been flooded. Due to the excess water accumulation, the mold is provided with ideal conditions to breed. Before it starts to appear visibly, it makes the water musty which is another indication of mold growth in progress. For professional mold restoration services, it has to be eradicated completely to save the property of the client. Here are a few things to consider once mold starts growing after a flood:
Timeframe for Mold Growth
As an active, lauded and trusted water removal service in Taunton, MA and Mansfield, MA, SERVPRO has handled a huge number of mold removal cases. With years of experience on our side, we can clearly tell you that there is no set-in-stone timeframe for mold growth. However, according to EPA and CDC, the mold growth begins anywhere between 24 to 48 hours after flooding. During our services, we also consider the musky smell of accumulated water to be indicative of mold growth even if the mold is not visibly prominent. Depending on the area in question, external factors may also boost the process of mold growth. Warm, humid, dingy and dark spaces are more prone to mold than spaces that are properly ventilated.
Mold Removal Services
Professional mold removal services offer complete packages that cover everything under their restoration. Before you invest your time and money, contact the service and inquire about the procedures and available packages. A competent service such as ours, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, will always guide you with the right information so you can restore your property in the most productive way possible. We ensure that our clients receive the best quality removal service along with customer success, satisfaction, and happiness. Our expert crew is seasoned with experience in all sorts of damage restoration and mold is one of them.
To Hire or Not to Hire
SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a reliable service for commercial mold removal in Mansfield, MA as well as Taunton, MA. We also handle residential property to remediate mold whether it is on a large scale or confined to a small space. There are numerous tips and tricks for mold removal that you can carry out on your own. However, EPA and CDC recommend that you call in professionals to handle mold growth if it exceeds a total area of a 10-foot-by-10-foot area or 100 square feet. In these cases, we are always available round the clock on our emergency helpline. Just give us a call and we will swoop in to save your property and belongings while restoring it efficiently and effectively.
Save What You Can
Before you call us or our crew reaches you, there are a few things that you may be able to save on your own from the water damage. Keep in mind that before taking any action, ensure the safety of everyone including yourself.
Here’s what you can usually save:
- Non-porous and solid items such as china, jewelry, porcelain, glass, metal and the likes
- Furniture, even if its wood, can be saved provided it was in good condition before damage
- A few types of appliances and electronics that have not been affected directly by water
- Clothing, textile, artwork and similar items which hasn’t sustained much damage
- Important legal documents, books, and photographs with minimal mold and water damage