Flooded And Have Mold? Tips For Getting The Mold Out And Removing The Odors
Odors can come from many places, but especially from mold. Once mold develops, bad odors will not be far behind. These odors are very hard to remove from your home, and if not done properly, then you continually smell this odor. To help you, below is information about mold, tips on how to remove mold, and tips on how to remove the bad odor.
Mold is a fungus that will grow if there is dampness or any water. If you have a flood, mold will quickly grow if the water, and all dampness, is not removed from your home. Mold will grow on things like walls, flooring, ceilings, and on any wet items, such as furniture or clothing. After a flood mold will grow everywhere. Once mold builds up in your home, you will smell a musty odor. This type of odor is common, but with mold the musty smell is much stronger and will be very evident that mold is present.
Mold is usually white, gray, or brown. No matter what type of mold you have, it can cause sickness, such as respiratory problems, headaches, sore throat, and more.
If there is not a lot of mold, you can try to remove it on your own. To do this, first scrub the mold area with a brush until you see no more. You can use a general cleaner to help with this. Once this is done, mix 50/50 water and bleach in a bottle and spray all mold areas. This is important as bleach will kill the mold spores. There is also a product that you can spray on the areas that will prevent mold from coming back again. You can purchase this at home supply stores.
Professional Mold Removal
If there is too much mold to handle a mold removal company take care of this problem easier and faster. They will inspect the home and clean all mold areas using special agents. When clean, the mold removal company uses strong agents to kill all mold spores.
Professional Odor Removal
Once the mold is removed, you may still have the bad musty smell. To help with this, hire an odor elimination company to remove the smell for you.
This company uses an odor elimination system with large HEPA filters in rooms that have the odor. These filters suck up any mold spores that may still be lingering in the room, as well as bacteria that is likely present. This bacteria can also lead to bad odors.
The odor restoration company will use heavy-duty industrial scrub brushes along with a special odor eliminator product to scrub all surface areas that had mold.
Talk with a mold and odor removal company in your area to learn much more information.