Summer Mold Problems

Summer is here! Well, not quite yet. But, it’s definitely starting to feel like it! Beautiful 80 degree days, constant sun light, and best of all, pools are opening! You know what that means, tons of wet feet, wet hair, and wet clothes. If your kids are anything like mine, wet floors are unavoidable in the summer time. This makes water damage a constant risk in the home.  And don’t think for a second that this is the only way you can obtain water damaged floors – which can lead to mold damage. Even too much water from the bathtub can create a problem! Because water damage is always dancing around the home, here are a few tips on how to dry out the place.

If you have a bunch of excess water in the home, you’re going to want to start off with a Wet/Dry Vac. This is going to be the most beneficial in removing large amounts of water. If you don’t have one, most hardware stores have these vacs available for rent. Fans and dehumidifiers are another way to go, both of which you can also rent out from your local hardware store. Fans are great for drying out floors or personal belongings that may be damaged. Same goes for dehumidifiers. Although, dehumidifiers go the extra step and also help prevent mold growth! Last, but not least, opening windows. Doesn’t sound like it’s going to do much, right? Open windows are so fantastic because of all the air that’s getting circulated throughout the home. This also lets any unwanted scents out into the world and out of your home.

For different types of damage, you’re going to want to use different drying methods. For example, you’re not going to open windows to clear out a flooded basement. You obviously need to get a Wet/Dry Vac in there so remove all of the excess water. For the best dry, you can combine a few, or all, of these techniques. If you come across a large-scale water damage problem, feel free to call our local water and mold damage restoration specialists! We offer free water and mold damage restoration estimates and are available 24/7! Call us today!

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