If you have experienced even a small amount of water seeping into your home from water damage, such as flooding or a broken pipe, you have the right to be concerned about mold. Mold can start to develop on damp surfaces within just 24 hours. Here are some important tips on how to tackle mold soon after a flooding incident.
Remove water as quickly as possible
It doesn’t take much water for it to grow and cause damage. If any water is still present, do what you can to absorb it as soon as possible. When it comes to carpeting, use a wet dry vacuum. Meanwhile, use a dehumidifier to help dry out the air and speed up drying time.
Keep the temperature and humidity low
To prevent more mold damage in the future, focus on reducing the temperature and humidity level in your home. High temperatures (above 80°F) and high humidity (above 60%) can contribute to mold growth in carpeting, ceiling tiles, and upholstery. Make sure your HVAC is working effectively, especially in the warmer months.
Remember that exposure to mold can cause health problems for some people by irritating the nose, eyes, throat, or lungs. If a licensed mold assessment consultant has confirmed a mold problem in your home, don’t delay; call for an estimate of our mold removal services in Houston today.