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5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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When a storm suddenly hits your home or business, the damages and repercussions can be overwhelming. It makes sense to worry in the beginning about torn roofs, debris damage, water mitigation and more.

When the storm is over, there are other concerns that deserve to be met like mold damage.

After a natural disaster such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold maybe present and maybe a health risk for your family. When considering mold, here a few different odors that can point you the direction of where, why and how:

  1. Dry the Flooded Area

Standing water should be removed using sump pump. Remaining dampness, should be cleaned by professionals using heavy duty floor fans to promote air. Using a dehumidifier can help remove moisture from air.

  1. Lingering Odors

Carpets, drywall and flooring that are too damage should be removed for remediation. This should help with getting rid of some odor, but pay attention because certain smells may remain. SERVPRO of Ventura can provide ozone machines and other odor fighting remedies.  They also test for mold in certain areas of your home or your business.

  1. Air Quality

You should replace furnace and air filters once every three months. It is good to acquire a high –efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) to remove substances that entered the air through flood water.

If you're looking for storm restoration services, then contact the team at SERVPRO of Ventura. We are proud to serve the residents of Ventura. When serious disaster hits, we stand ready to mobilize our team to help out. Call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline.

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