4 Tips to Prevent Mold After Water Damage
If your home is the victim of water damage, you should always act fast to avoid mold and mildew growth as well as bacteria. Taking these steps immediately after a leak, storm, or another occurrence will lessen the chances of mold growth in your home.
Mold can make you and your family sick, so it’s best to act quickly since it can go unnoticed in certain areas around the house. Our restoration experts at Cut N Dry Restoration have tips you can use to take action and prevent mold damage.
1. Stop the Leak
If you’re experiencing a leak from the inside of your home, we suggest looking for and stopping the source of the leak as fast as possible. This step is important since water can cause electrical issues, making it impossible to stand in and causing further damage to your home. If you have water damage that is around electricity, we recommend dialing 911 and an emergency plumber to stop the leak in its tracks.
2. Dry Standing Water
If you can clear standing water yourself, you can rent a wet-dry vacuum that will remove standing water from the flooded area of your home. If you believe the water is contaminated, we suggest wearing boots and protective clothing to keep it from contacting your skin.
On the other hand, if there’s too much water in your home for you to clear yourself, we highly recommend contacting your local restoration and water damage company.
3. Remove Wet or Damp Items
A flooded area could also mean that most of the items in that area have come into contact with water. Remove any wet or damp items from the area, pay special attention to thick cloth items that may not seem wet, as they also hold onto moisture and can have mold damage.