Mold Prevention after Flood Clean Up

Mold After Flooding Clean Up and Prevention


Mold after flooding needs clean up and prevention to ensure your house and air safety. This house has nasty mold growth after being in a flood. Small amounts of mold can be cleaned up without to many problems. However, when mold growth is extensive, it needs a professional mold remediator to ensure that nothing gets missed. The mold should be sprayed and sealed after the wood is dried to prevent further mold growth. Mold remediation specialists protect your family’s health by treating mold- and mildew in your home. Mold and mildew can start growing within 24 hours after a flood, and can flourish in places like the basement and crawl spaces. The best defense is to clean and dry any place that has taken on to much moisture.
After the mold has been cleaned and treated in addition to drying out the wood, it’s time to talk about preventing mold. Fema recommends spray foam to seal the subfloor of your home. It seals your wood and prevents mold growth. The extra benefit of spray foam is it also insulates your floors. Closed cell spray foam seal out moisture, and prevents further deterioration of wood. It also seals out pests that like to reside in damp moist wood. Spray foam is a deterrent to termites. It is a win win situation with mold and mildew. It not only seals out moisture, prevents termites, it keep your floors warm and your house more energy efficient. When FEMa recommends spray foam as a flood preventive measure for future flooding, you know the product has got to be good. Closed cell spray foam is applied to the sub floor of your home. You will notice a difference in the indoor temperature, the lack of stale air leaking into your home, along with the lack of drafts through out your home. Spray foam is the best product for flood prevention damage.