Flooding can damage your house and possessions. It can be a stressful time. The possibility of mold just adds to this stress. Mold can take germinate within 48 hours of flooding. This means you have limited time to act before the mold releases toxins into the air and makes your space unlivable.
You either need to cleanup on your own or hire a mold removal service company to assist you. In this video, you will learn the best practices while cleaning up and removing mold after a flood.
First, make sure to turn off the electricity if there is any standing water left. You don’t want to risk being electrocuted. Next, make sure you have a N95 mask or better so that you don’t breathe in any mold. You will also want to use gloves, goggles, rubber boots, and clothes that you can throw out when you are done. You will want to start by draining any leftover water from walls, doors, closets, and cabinets. Then dry out the space using fans and dehumidifiers. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to remove walls up to two feet above the flood line. You may also have to throw out any furniture or items that were not able to dry out appropriately in time.