How to Prevent Carpet Mold After Water Damage

How to Prevent Carpet Mold After Water Damage

Water damage can be  devastating for your home’s foundation but when everything seems okay, you might be forgetting about your carpets!

When water seeps into your home from an outside source, or if a pipe bursts, it can lead to mold issues for your carpets. If you have rooms that are subject to humid, warm, and dark conditions be careful because these are the types of conditions mold can quickly develop in.

Luckily our professional mold removal company has the tips to help you prevent these disasters.

Preventing Carpet Mold

Wet/Dry Vacuum: Consider using a wet/dry vacuum for this kind of situations. Owned usually by companies that deal with water remediation companies, these vacuums are most effective for situations that need to be handled in a timely manner. This option is also for rent to.

Dry your room using a dehumidifier: A tool used for removal of unwarranted moisture within your rooms. It’ll makes the air feel cooler, it prevents conditions that mold and mildew would normally thrive in, thus stopping the mold from developing.

Fans: You usually can’t solve cases like this in just a day. If you have access or are willing to purchase a few fans depending on how big the room is, you may want to consider doing it as soon as possible after experiencing these issues. The best option would be renting an industrial or high powered fan, that’s safe for your home, and keeping those running the entire day.

Be sure to sanitize baseboards and walls: Dealing with stormwater isn’t dealing with regular water that may have overflowed from your toilet or bathtub. It is extremely polluted and can carry harmful bacteria and germs into your home. You need to sanitize your rooms (both walls and baseboards) with a solution of 1.5 cups of chlorine bleach for every gallon of water you use, and always wear gloves during.

If you feel like these ideas just aren’t doable for you or you’re too late and have pushed this off long enough that the mold has already developed, it’s time to contact a professional. At Bay State Mold Removal we specialize in residential mold removal/remediation. Call us today at (857) 389-5284 to make sure your family is safe from the lasting effects of mold.

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