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Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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Questions About Mold Removal After A Flood

Catherine Edwards

Having your home flood due to a hurricane or big storm can be scary. The good news is that many homes can be salvaged and repaired after flooding. A big part of that repair and restoration will be mold removal. Here are some questions that people often have about the mold removal process.

Do you have to have professionals remove the mold?

Yes. It would not be a bad idea for you, as a homeowner, to remove a little mold from along your window sill or next to your bathroom sink. But post-flooding mold is a whole other story. Mold growth after a flood tends to be extensive, so anyone working in the home needs to wear adequate protective clothing and gear. The mold can also extend into structural building materials, such as drywall and wall joists, and you want a pro to treat those materials so they don't continue to harbor mold.

How soon should you schedule mold removal?

Call a mold removal company and schedule this service as soon as you can get access to your home. Mold grows very quickly. It can appear within a few days after a flood when conditions are warm and moist. The sooner the mold removal specialists start working, the less work they will have to do. They may be able to salvage more of your things if they start working ASAP as opposed to a few weeks from now.

Is there any follow-up that you need to do?

Yes. In most cases, the mold removal team will want you to keep your home as dry as possible after they finish their cleanup. This may mean running a dehumidifier and keeping your windows closed. Keeping humidity low will help prevent the mold from growing back. The mold removal team may also have you change your air filter more often for a few weeks. The filter will trap mold spores, and you'll catch the most mold spores with a new, clean filter.

Will insurance cover mold removal?

If you have flood insurance, your homeowner's insurance will likely cover the mold removal under that policy. If you do not have flood insurance, your homeowner's insurance may not cover this service, but you should still reach out to them to find out for sure. 

With the information above, you should be better prepared to have mold removed from your home after a flood.

To learn more, contact a local mold removal service such as Bio 911.