Avoiding mold after sustaining flood damage in Pasadena
Floods can have long-lasting effects on the home, some of them capable of lying in wait for months. In the average Pasadena(/strong>home there are little disasters waiting to happen; mold spores. Although every house has them, in most homes they have little effect; the conditions are usually not right for a full-blown infection, and use of central heating usually keeps them down to minimal activity, just enough to maintain a hidden presence in the walls, especially around the bathroom. However, the mold is just waiting for something to happen. A flood can be that perfect catalyst to start the infection, if not dealt with properly.
Proper water damage repair can stop mold in its tracks. Floods mean an excessive amount of lying water, which is usually all that the mold is waiting for. That water can get into cracks that are hidden away by boxes. If the mold spores get to that water, they can grow into mold, and that mold can release more spores. As the water evaporates that vapor can help the spores invade other areas of the house. Within weeks the two working in tandem can quickly spread the mold throughout the house and become a threat the health of those inside of the house. The repair, if done quickly, can halt the mold in its tracks.
Proper flood damage restoration looks at the damage that the house has sustained from the flood and repairs it. Items are moved, walls and floors are looked at, and recommendations are given as to how to not only take care of the damage sustained but also how to deal with any other issues. As this means that any past issues can be dealt with along with the damage most recently sustained, mold can be virtually eliminated as a threat. By working with the contractor, the house can actually be healthier than when the flood happened.
If you have recently experienced water damage in Pasadena please call us at 855-Flood-Away.