Floods can wreak havoc on your home, both in the short-term and for years after the incident. Because moisture enables mold and mildew growth, extra water from a flood could damage your air quality for years if you aren’t careful. Fortunately, the professional mold remediation team at Nance Pest Control can help you to get your home on track.
You may be unsure of whether or not to call in a professional, so the mold remediation team shares three places mold likes to grow:
In addition to humidity from washing and drying, your laundry area is also teeming with bacteria and mold spores from dirty clothes. Inspect the floors under your washer, along with the walls and baseboards behind the washing machine regularly for mold or mildew growth. Never attempt to clean mold yourself—disrupting mold by scrubbing or brushing it can allow the spores to become airborne.
Carpeting is notorious for retaining moisture, which is why you might find mold underneath area rugs, carpeting, and carpet pads. To check your carpeting for mold, use a screwdriver to pry the carpet up in the corner. If you notice discoloration, fuzzy growths, or green and black spots, contact a mold remediation team immediately.
Basements are another place where mold loves to hide. If your basement is unfinished, check it regularly for mold growth, standing water, and foul odors. If your basement is finished, keep an eye out for damp carpets, peeling paint, or ceiling discolorations that could indicate incoming water.
If you find mold in your home, don’t risk cleaning it yourself. Some molds release toxic spores, causing breathing problems and severe infections. To keep your home and family safe, contact Nance Pest Control based out of Churchville, VA. In addition to providing mold remediation and water treatment, the professionals also offer a broad range of extermination services. For more information about what’s available, visit the BBB page or call (540) 337-7100.