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The Woodlands and Conroe Home Health: How to Prevent Mold Infestations After Residential Water Damage

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Here in the Houston area, we are known for our severe weather, hot summers, and high levels of humidity. These elements all contribute to how rapidly mold can grow after water damage in your The Woodlands or Conroe area home. Our mold remediation team often finds damage caused by improper cleaning techniques used after water damage. In order to prevent mold infestations after a water leak, flood, overflowing dishwasher, or weeping foundation, it is essential to deploy the proven and best practices of the emergency restoration industry.

The SERVPRO of The Woodlands and Conroe team is comprised of highly trained restoration technicians that arrive on scene and immediately begin the evaluation and assessment of the damage. The process begins with the extraction of any standing water, extracting water from furniture and fabrics, removing drywall and carpets, and starting the drying and dehumidifying process. Depending on the type of water, our team may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, and disinfecting treatments to clean your home properly. Additionally, air scrubbers, deodorizers, and fogging equipment may be used to cleanse the air in your home.

After your home is cleansed, the drying and dehumidifying process begins. In the restoration of your property, we may use commercial dehumidifiers, heaters, and/or fans to thoroughly dry the structure of the home prior to reconstruction. Any residual moisture that is sealed up behind new drywall can cause mold to grow quickly. In our area, this step can take several days, even with the commercial grade equipment, and it simply cannot be rushed. Water can quickly saturate wood beams, structural supports, cabinetry, and floors, and if not properly dried, the structure can rot and become unsafe.

While the restoration of your home is important, we understand that the damage to personal items, antiques, photographs, fine art, and other keepsakes is devastating. Prior to throwing away any items after water damage in Houston, we highly recommend you allow us to evaluate them. Many items can be salvaged with proper restoration techniques, as long as work begins immediately. If, for example, you come across a stack of photographs that are stuck together, do not try to separate them. Through proper photo restoration techniques, memories may be saved.

The key to preventing further damage to your home is quick action. Rely on your local SERVPRO of The Woodlands and Conroe to act quickly on your behalf. As a preferred emergency restoration services company, we can work directly with your insurance company to help accelerate the claims process. If your home is uninhabitable during the water restoration and cleaning, we will help you pack up and move to a temporary location. We strive to make the entire process less stressful for you and your family. From beginning to end, we are here for you, each step of the way. Call us immediately when water invades your home so you can start to regain your life.

About The Woodlands-Conroe SERVPRO

SERVPRO of The Woodlands and Conroe is Faster to Any Size Disaster, helping residential and commercial property owners when natural disasters, water damage, sewage backups, floods, fires, mold remediation, and other events happen. 

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