Any type of flooding in your home can cause extensive damage. Whether you have a roof leak, plumbing problems, or flooding from Mother Nature, water can ruin flooring, furniture, personal possessions, and much more. However, even when the water is gone, there is still a danger that can be left behind: mold. Without expert water removal and restoration, some moisture can stick around and cause even more damage to your home, and dangers for your family’s health.
Mold grows when there is enough moisture and warmth to allow it to thrive. Even if you pulled out carpets and furniture that were soaked in a flood, there may be areas where water seeped in behind walls, or under flooring. If not removed, mold can grow there and flourish, creating a hazardous situation in your home. Not only can mold deteriorate materials in your home, it can cause serious health risks.
Mold and Health Concerns
Mold can be hazardous to the health, especially for those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, those with respiratory problems, or the very young or old. If you have mold in your home, it can easily move from one surface to another; it can even become airborne when it is disturbed. Those susceptible to mold can become ill. Some possible health concerns attributed to mold include:
- Worsened asthma or allergies
- Lung infections
- Lower respiratory tract infections
- Cough and cold symptoms
- Eye or skin irritation
Once a home is infected with mold, it can require professional removal. This can include removing walls, flooring, and any porous surface where mold can hide. Prevention is key after flooding, starting with professional water damage removal.
Preventing Mold After a Flood
It is vital to ensure all water and moisture is removed from a home after a flood. A thorough water damage restoration can help prevent the possibility of mold infestation. At Green Clean, we offer professional water damage services to remove all water and moisture from your home while restoring it to a safe environment. We are members of the Institute of Inspection, have Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and offer complete restoration after flooding to keep mold at bay.
If you have had flood or water damage in your home in the Minneapolis area, call our team at Green Clean. We can remove all water damaged materials, extract water, dehumidify your home, disinfect surfaces, and provide mold remediation to protect your home and family from the dangers of mold infestation.