Here in Fort Myers, our climate, which is humid and hot, lends itself to mold growth, but we also have another issue that causes mold problems. Storms. Even regular storms, let alone tropical storms and hurricanes, have the capacity to cause flooding and other types of water damage, which is a sure way to get mold in your home.
How can you protect your home from mold in these situations? The key is to act quickly. Based on information from the CDC and our years of experience, we know that mold can grow in as little as 24-48 hours in such a wet environment. It’s true that depending on the severity of the storm, you may not be able to get back to your home in that short amount of time, but try to get back as soon as possible.
The first thing to do would be to document the damage with photographs. Make sure to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves so you don’t breath in or get exposed to toxic particles of mold, and other things that may be present in floodwaters. The site of your home or building after a storm is not a place for kids or pets.
The next thing to do would be to call us for a free inspection and quote on our structural drying and mold remediation services. You do not want to try to do either of these things yourself, because it is a job which requires expertise. While we can save many of your belongings, it is recommended to discard porous items which cannot be thoroughly cleaned. You may have to make some tough decisions, but your health and the health of your family is worth it.
When there has been a tough storm, leave the clean up to us. We can get your home back to working order quickly, and in situations like these, time is of the essence.
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