It’s almost impossible to think about any type of water damage repair without thinking about mold, insects, or structural damage to the home. Depending on the type of damage you have experienced, mold remediation may be required. If your damage is minor, then there may be no need for mold remediation; however, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. There are some simple ways that you can help prevent mold growth in your home and property. Consider the following suggestions to alleviate any type of water damage to your home.
When dealing with a small water damage repair, a basic cleaning solution of bleach and water is usually enough to get rid of most common types of mildew and fungus. If the issue still exists, then this simple checklist of services that your general contractor and you should follow will help you quickly recover from the issue faster and prevent the issue from further spreading. Mildew can often be easily eliminated by simply washing any areas that may have been affected with it in the cleaner water. By doing this on a regular basis, you will help prevent mildew and fungus from growing in areas around your home and property.
When it comes to larger water damage repair issues, like leaks in your basement, pipes that may have burst, and structural damage to your home, you will want to consult a professional. While you can hire a general contractor to help inspect your home for leaks, damaged plumbing, and damaged wiring, a more thorough inspection of all areas in the home using a video camera may be necessary. If you have a video camera present when talking to the contractor, you will be able to get a better picture of exactly what is going on with the situation than if you only take a walk-through of the home. If there are any porous materials in the home that may be leaking, a professional will be able to inspect and determine how to best fix these problems before they become major problems, such as water damage and mold growth.