Water damage can occur not just during rainy seasons but throughout the year due to factors like leaks, pipe breaks, or appliance malfunction. Add to that the possibility of mold growth and an already tiring situation becomes an even bigger problem. At Bio-One of Oceanside, we know how devastating this can be for homeowners and property managers, which is why we are committed to offering solutions that ensure fast, safe, and effective cleanup. In this blog post, we'll explore four ways to tackle flood and mold damage on your property.
Stop the Water Source and Turn Off Electricity
Before any repairs or cleanup can begin, the source of water damage must first be stopped. Whether it's a leaking pipe, faulty appliance, or burst water heater, shutting off the water source is priority number one. It's also important to turn off the electricity in the affected area. This will ensure that there is no risk of electrocution while trying to clean up.
Remove Wet Items and Begin Drying the Area
Any wet items need to be removed from the affected area as soon as possible. This includes furniture, carpets, and personal belongings. Once the site is cleared of wet items, it's time to start drying and cleaning out the area. At Bio-One of Oceanside, we use state-of-the-art equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out the affected area quickly. Our team will monitor the drying process continuously and adjust the equipment as needed.
Tips for Removing Wet Items and Drying the Affected Areas
- Start by taking out any wet items such as furniture, carpets, and personal belongings.
- Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area quickly.
- Monitor the drying process continuously and adjust the equipment as needed.
- Remove anything that has been affected by mold or mildew.
Inspect for Mold Growth
Mold can grow quickly in damp environments, and it's essential to check for any signs of mold growth in the affected area. Our technicians at Bio-One of Oceanside will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any mold growth in the affected area. If mold does exist, we'll take the necessary measures to remove it safely. As we take care of the mold cleanup process, here are some tips when contacting a mold inspection company:
- Make sure the company is licensed and certified.
- Ask for proof of insurance coverage.
- Request references from past customers.
Call a Professional Service
Mold grows quickly, and the longer it sits unnoticed, the more damage it can cause and the harder it can be to remove. This is why it's essential to call a professional service like Bio-One of Oceanside as soon as possible. Our team of experienced professionals will assess the level of flood and mold damage, devise a customized plan to tackle the situation, and restore your home or property to its original condition. Our biohazard experts will ensure to use proper safety measures while performing the cleanup.
We are Micro-certified Mold Remediation Contractors
At Bio-One, we have the expertise, tools, and experience needed to quickly, safely, and effectively restore your property. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with water or mold damage!