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Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

What to Do if You Suspect Mold

Mold is a serious issue that can affect any business or homeowner, regardless of where they are located, the age of their building and the environment in which they live. Swift Restoration and Cleaning in Ogden, Utah has trained technicians available to help you determine is mold in your home or business is an issue.

Swift Restoration|Mold Growth| Water DamageMold is often a hidden problem, and it thrives in dark, damp environments. It is usually difficult to locate or to reach and you may not even know it’s there. And because certain types of mold are hazardous to your health and safety, if you discover or suspect a mold problem in your home or business it is always a good idea to consult a professional mold removal expert. They will get to the source of your problem, identify the type of mold you are dealing with and can safely and effectively remove the mold from your property.

Do You Know Where Mold Grows?

First of all, mold requires a moist environment to grow. If your property recently sustained water damage from flooding, broken pipes or a leaking roof, you are at a far greater risk of having mold growth. If you begin to notice a moldy smell or see any visible mold growth, call the experts at Swift Restoration and Cleaning. Keep in mind that not only can mold be dangerous, it spreads easily.

Homeowners often do not recognize a mold issue immediately. Sometimes pipes hidden in walls will gather condensation and drip, or will have a slow leak contributing to a mold problem. Remember, mold likes dark, damp environments and can grow whenever these two criteria are met.

Identifying and Removing Mold

If you know or suspect you have a mold problem, we recommend you schedule a consultation with one of the mold experts at Swift Restoration immediately. An expert will be able to identify the mold, determine if it is hazardous, and can identify the best way to remove the mold. Remember, the mold spores can travel to other areas of your home, through your heating and air conditioning system and into your lungs if not handled appropriately.

Depending on the type of surface where the mold is growing, removal may include the removal and replacement of ceiling tiles, sheetrock or carpeting. It is difficult to remove mold from porous surfaces, and if it has penetrated or damaged the material it should be replaced.

Suggestions to Prevent Mold Growth

If you suspect you have mold, consult an expert cleaning and restoration professional for a consultation. Swift Restoration and Cleaning in Ogden, Utah can help immediately. You may not be able to see the full extent of your mold problem, and it could be much larger than imagined. If it is a large project, you will need the assistance and guidance from an expert. If it is only a minor issue, at least you can have the peace of mind knowing that you and your family or employees are safe and reduce the risk of a small problem literally growing into a major problem.

Addressing Mold Growth Causes

The key to preventing mold growth long-term is to significantly reduce condensation or water where you have previously experienced mold growth. You need to eliminate the source of the mold or it will continue to be a problem. If you have a leaky roof or your windows and doors are not sealed properly, water will continue to get into your home. Wherever the water is coming from, address the issue and you will also be reducing your mold problems.

Sometimes mold growth will occur after your property sustains water damage. If you experience flooding there are some things you can do. First, it is important to completely dry your carpets, floors and walls or any other material that becomes wet. Water damage can lead to multiple other problems as well, so don’t delay! Address the water damage immediately.

It is common for mold growth to occur after your property sustains water damage. If you experience flooding in the Ogden, Utah area it is important to thoroughly dry your carpeting, flooring and walls or any other material that becomes wet. Water damage can lead to a host of other problems as well, so addressing the water damage immediately is your best course of action.

For more information on preventing mold growth following a water damage call Swift Restoration and Cleaning today!