If your plumbing pipes burst and flooded your home, one thing you must worry about is mold. Because of this, you should hire a mold remediation service to help you. There are many benefits of doing this, three of which are listed below.
Find the Mold
Some mold can be easy to see, but there may be mold in areas you will not see. When a mold remediation company arrives at your home, they will do a full inspection to find all mold. They may have to use a screwdriver or other tool to find mold in walls.
The mold remediation company will look at ductwork, under carpeting, along floorboards, and more. They may cause some damage when looking for mold, but these things will be repaired before they leave your property. Some things will not be saved, however. For example, if the carpeting is saturated down to the floorboards, the carpeting will likely have to be replaced.
Once they find mold, they will use a mold test kit to test it to determine the type. There are some types of molds, such as black mold, that are more dangerous to you and your family.
If mold is not taken care of quickly, it will spread over the surface and throughout your home. Even if you clean the mold up yourself, it may look like it's gone, but it isn't. This is because mold spores may be left behind and will start growing again. The mold spores may also get into the HVAC system, which will allow it to grow quickly due to the warmth.
If the mold spreads throughout your entire home, this can be very expensive to make repairs. You may have to have walls replaced, ductwork cleaned or replaced, and flooring replaced. This is because mold spores can cause health problems if people breathe them in, especially for people that have upper respiratory problems or lung conditions.
Clean the Mold
Once the mold is found, the mold remediation company knows how to clean it properly. They have special cleaners they use to get the mold off the surface. If you do this yourself, it can be dangerous if you do not wear the proper mask, goggles, gloves, etc. If mold is found in only one room, this room will be sealed off with plastic that is secured with tape during the cleaning.
One benefit of this service is that they know how to prevent the mold from coming back again. This is because the cleaners they use completely kill the mold spores. There are also sprays they may use to stop mold spores from growing again.
The mold remediation company can tell you much more information on how they can help you.