What to do After a Flood
Flooding can be very common for coastal towns along the South or North Shore in Massachusetts. BGS Environmental Services, Inc. commonly sees instances where intense flooding has occurred and a mold problem has developed.
It’s often overwhelming to start to think about what to do after your home has flooded — or severely leaked — but one crucial first step is to call a mold remediation company.
Hiring a Professional Mold Removal Company
Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours when given the right conditions. When the weather is warmer, the air will become humid in basements and other lower levels, which means a great breeding ground for mold. A professional mold company will know where the source of the flood came from as well as the best steps to take to ensure no mold growth occurs.
If you’ve already encountered a mold problem due to flooding or water damage, then BGS Environmental Services, Inc. can quickly alleviate the issue using state-of-the-art industry technology. Having a professional handle the job lets you rest assured knowing it will be taken care of in full.
How to Prevent Mold After a Flood
If you’d rather attempt to prevent mold growth yourself after you’ve experienced a flood, be sure to understand that there is quite a bit of work that needs to be done! First, it’s best to purchase a dehumidifier. Based on how large the flood area is, you may need two of these (and they aren’t cheap!).
If your basement has above-ground windows at all, open these up when the weather is dry and sunny to air out the room. Using fans can also help. Be sure to use plenty of rags, mops and sponges as well as warm soapy water. If you are going to use bleach, be sure to dilute it.
At BGS Environmental Services, Inc., we understand that you may not have the time to protect your home from mold, which is why we’re here to help. Give us a call today to schedule a time for us to come and assess the flood problem.