16 Jun 2021

Mold Growth Can Be Prevented After a Flood


Mahwah NJ Mold Testing


You can prevent mold from forming and growing after a flood in your house. The key is in acting quickly. First thing is to find the source of the flooding. Floods most often occur in basements and ground level or below ground areas. If you live in a moisture-prone area your house probably has a sump pump. Now’s the time to get it working. Always remember to keep a sump pump in working condition so it’s functional when you need it.  This is an important step in preventing mold formation and growth after a flood.

Once the rain has stopped and you may safely enter the flooded area, you can begin the drying out process. Open windows and doors if possible. Remove all items that have gotten wet, or even just damp. The smallest amount of moisture can cause mold to form. Use fans, floor dryers and de-humidifiers. The air circulated this way helps the drying process but doesn’t necessarily reach everywhere. Sometimes a crack in the foundation or in the sheetrock may still be wet. Be sure to check everywhere.


A Mold Test Is The Next Step Toward Preventing Mold Growth After A Flood


After you have done as much drying as possible, a test for mold is in order. Moisture can remain even after the most thorough drying. Mold loves to grow in moist places and can form in as little as one day. Within 48 hours after a flood it is necessary to have a mold inspection. Mold Testing NJ-NY will come in and test everywhere for mold. If mold is found to be present, you will be provided with a complete report and recommendations for remediation. We test for mold, we do not do remediation work. Testing helps assure that you will be prepared for preventing mold growth after a flood.


Ensure The Health Of Your Home


After flooding has occurred in your home, call Mold Testing NJ-NY. Allow us to educate you about mold in NJ homes. Our mold testers are experienced and are willing to share their knowledge with you. Preventing the formation and growth of mold is important for the health of those living in your home. This is our focus, to keep NJ homeowners healthy, happy, and free of mold. Give us a call today. We can be reached at (201) 658-8881.