If any part of your home was recently flooded, you may be experiencing mold odor in various rooms throughout your home. Because mold is airborne and tends to thrive in damp conditions, this odor can often be difficult to address and eliminate following a flood in your home. Even if you successfully eliminated the source of moisture that may have caused the flooding, you may also need to address the mold odor resulting from the incident. If you smell mold odor in your home, get rid of the odor quickly and efficiently with these three easy steps.
Ensure that All Moisture is Removed
Once you stop the source of the flooding in its tracks, it is important to immediately remove all soaked or damp materials from the room, including soaked carpet or furniture. This is because these items can quickly become the perfect places for new mold to grow and thrive over time, particularly if the space is dark or the air in the room is damp.
Generate Airflow and Increase Ventilation in Your Space
Following the initial steps of flood clean up, it is especially important to generate airflow and increase the ventilation in your space to prevent further mold growth over time. Let fresh air flow into the room and try to keep the space as dry as possible without dampness or humidity. Use fans and open windows to allow damp air to dry and escape from the effected room.
Dry Out Objects and Eliminate Moldy Fabrics
In addition to removing moldy carpet from the flooded room, it is also important to dry out any objects or furniture that is in the room as well. While certain objects can be easily dried by sitting outside, others may not be as easily recovered. Sofas or chairs with fabric may need to be thrown away, as it is very difficult to dry them once excessive moisture has reached their cushion and fabric. Objects that have been soaked also carry the potential for bringing mold back into your home, so it is best to get rid of these objects to eliminate the possibility.
Let the Professionals of Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group Eliminate Mold from Your Home
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.