What About Mold? How do we achieve Mold and Mildew Removal?
The first and best thing to do is take measures to avoid the growth of mold! Basement mold remediation is best handled by Water Damage Planation.
Water Damage on Wood Floor, Subfloor and Carpet
First, you should understand that many people make the mistake of focusing all their attention on the mold that can form in floors and carpets.
Walls and Drywall Mold
This is a mistake because walls, especially drywall, absorb water just like your carpets. On average drywall will absorb water from the floor up, up to five inches a day! If you've ever done mold remediation you'd know that the vast majority of mold in homes ends up growing on and in the walls.
Mold and mildew, like any living organism, need food and water to grow and multiply. The kind of mold that grows in homes loves to eat cellulose based products such as paper like that on the front and back of drywall. When people only focus on removing or drying the carpeting they leave the walls wet to grow mold. Virtually everything large or small can be dried and salvaged in a matter of days in the vast majority of cases. The solution is taking immediate action and getting your home professionally dried. It takes a real Professional to handle this type of situation correctly by making sure the structure behind the walls is dry. We have sensitive meters that permit us to test for mold conditions by showing us where the moisture is and when it is dry. If you think you might have mold or mildew, call us and we can test for it. Mold can be a significant health risk. Not all materials can be saved after getting wet. Several types of carpet pads, most paper products and wall insulation are several examples. Hardwood floors can often be dried and salvaged within 10-12 days. Floors, ceilings, walls, cabinets and furniture of all types can usually be saved but you have to act fast!! Water Travels! The longer you wait, the more it will cost you or your insurance company.