Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Del Mar CA
Reasons to choose Silver Olas:
- 24/7 live calls
- Immediate response
- Direct insurance billing
- Excellent customers satisfaction
- Advanced heat drying technique
- Detailed check to make sure all moisture and mold are gone
- Special rates for property managers
- All work guaranteed
Dangers of Mold After Flooding
There are many reasons that mold has won a bad reputation with homeowners. Not only is it unsightly, but it also has the potential to cause illness and allergy. There are a few things that all homeowners – new and experienced – should know about mold, especially after a major flood.
Mold: The Risk
First and foremost, mold can cause people within the home to fall ill. Del Mar water damage has claimed many homes in the past and has often left huge areas in its wake. This is especially dangerous to those who have weakened immune systems, those who are very young, older, or who have had problems with asthma and allergies in the past. That being said, mold is not an easy problem to deal with and can develop very quickly in moist or wet areas, which makes flooded houses particularly prone to the problem. Currently, there is no effective way to remove mold and all of the airborne spurs in order to avoid those problems. However, its continued growth can be halted by controlling the moisture levels within the structure. Wood, wallboard, and other materials affected by the mold will generally be replaced in order to remove as much of the problem as possible.
Practice Dry Behaviors
Proper venting and specialized drying techniques can be put in place by professional flood damage companies. Areas that regularly see high levels of moisture should have permanent ventilation or dehumidifying systems installed. This can include bathrooms, which are typically equipped with ventilation fans, and basements.
When mold has formed on the hard surfaces in the home, after a flood, it is important to clean them thoroughly. This can be done with simple water and detergent mixtures. Scrub the area and then wipe dry with a clean cloth. However, hard surfaces aren’t generally the biggest headache after a flood. The most frequent questions are in regards to building materials. These will need to be cleaned and dried within forty-eight hours if one hopes to prevent permanent damage. The same is true of carpets and throw rugs. To effectively remove the moisture left after a flood, it might be necessary to call in the professionals.
A very important point to note is that the potential for breathing in mold spores is a very real concern. Homeowners, helpers, and even the professionals should wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose to help prevent inhaling the airborne particles, which can cause respiratory concerns. The EPA, or the Environmental Protection Agency, recommends that a person entering the scene of a flood wear an N-95 respirator mask, goggles to protect the eyes, and rubber gloves. In addition, clothing should fully cover the legs, arms and as much skin as possible to reduce the chances of contact with mold.
Silver Olas takes care of all of your water damage cleanup and restoration needs, from water extraction and removal to complete water damage repair and reconstruction. We handle any type of emergency water damage at your commercial or residential structure, from broken and leaky pipes, toilet and sink overflow, and dishwasher, washing machine or water heater malfunction to storm or flood water removal and cleanup.