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Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County Flooding occurs when rising Water overflows the natural boundaries of bodies of water, such as rivers and streams, and flows across the ground picking up all kinds of contamination.

The Water can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens.

Extracting Standing Water


Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County Standing water on the inside of a basement or crawlspace exerts pressure on the walls and/or foundation of the structure. If the Water table of the surrounding ground has risen along with the interior water, equal pressure is pushing toward the inside of the structure.

Interior Water


Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County Removing all of the interior Water too quickly, while the pressure still exists outside, can result in structural failure of, or damage to, the walls. During the extraction process the depth of Water must be monitored to ensure that it is actually falling at the expected rate.

If the Water is not receding at the expected rate, it is possible that outside Water is entering due to the unequal pressure now being created by removing the inside Water.

Flood Clean Up


Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County The IICRC offers these tips to clean up after floods:

Use Caution 
Protect Yourself
Fabrics May Be Salvageable
Open Pockets of Saturation
Clean Aggressively
Prevent Mold Growth
Dry Out Before You Rebuild
Consider Hiring A Professional

Use Caution When Entering Buildings


Make sure electrical power is off and the structure is sound before entering and inspecting a flooded building. Small animals or reptiles may also seek shelter inside a structure, so be cautious when repositioning contents or removing materials.

Protect Yourself


Wear an organic vapor respirator, available from paint or building supply stores, along with rubber gloves, eye protection and protective clothing. Ventilate affected areas by opening windows, and eventually, by placing a fan in a window. Work toward the fan as you clean to minimize cross contamination.

Fabrics May Be Salvageable


Machine washing, including at least a 10-minute soak in detergent and hot water, should remove most contamination and stains.

Open Pockets of Saturation


Remove base molding and portions of damaged walls and wet insulation. Locate the Water line and measure 15 inches to 20 inches above it. Everything below that should be removed and discarded. Flooring, such as hardwood, laminate or sheet vinyl, should be removed to expose pockets of saturation underneath for cleaning, sanitizing and drying.

Clean Aggressively


Wall cavities and exposed durable materials (studs, joists) should be cleaned by pressure washing with detergent solutions. After thoroughly cleaning and flushing salvageable materials, apply a disinfectant solution liberally. A Water restoration professional may be needed to perform this service safely and effectively.

Prevent Mold Growth


Although it takes a few days to appear, Mold thrives in a moist environment with organic material (e.g., paper or particle board), and temperatures between 68°F and 86°F. Keep air moving and maintain moderate temperatures as possible.

Dry Out Before You Rebuild


To prevent dry rot and on-going structural damage, don’t reconstruct or cover wood materials until its moisture content falls below 16 percent. Moisture meters are available online, but it may be best to hire a Water restoration professional to confirm proper drying before reconstruction.

Consider Hiring A Professional


A professional Water damage restoration company has trained technicians, specialized cleaners and antimicrobial agents, and extraction, drying, dehumidifying and moisture measuring equipment.

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Flood Cleanup


Flood Cleanup


Flooding occurs when rising Water overflows the natural boundaries of bodies of water, such as rivers and streams, and flows across the ground picking up all kinds of contamination. The Water can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens.

Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County

Extracting Standing Water


Standing water on the inside of a basement or crawlspace exerts pressure on the walls and/or foundation of the structure. If the Water table of the surrounding ground has risen along with the interior water, equal pressure is pushing toward the inside of the structure.

Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County

Interior Water


Removing all of the interior Water too quickly, while the pressure still exists outside, can result in structural failure of, or damage to, the walls. During the extraction process the depth of Water must be monitored to ensure that it is actually falling at the expected rate.

If the Water is not receding at the expected rate, it is possible that outside Water is entering due to the unequal pressure now being created by removing the inside Water.

Mold Removal Flood Cleanup Lake County

Flood Clean Up


The IICRC offers these tips to clean up after floods:

Use Caution When Entering Buildings
Protect Yourself
Fabrics May Be Salvageable
Open Pockets of Saturation
Clean Aggressively
Prevent Mold Growth
Dry Out Before You Rebuild
Consider Hiring A Professional

Use Caution When Entering Buildings


Make sure electrical power is off and the structure is sound before entering and inspecting a flooded building. Small animals or reptiles may also seek shelter inside a structure, so be cautious when repositioning contents or removing materials.

Protect Yourself


Wear an organic vapor respirator, available from paint or building supply stores, along with rubber gloves, eye protection and protective clothing. Ventilate affected areas by opening windows, and eventually, by placing a fan in a window. Work toward the fan as you clean to minimize cross contamination.

Fabrics May Be Salvageable


Machine washing, including at least a 10-minute soak in detergent and hot water, should remove most contamination and stains.

Open Pockets of Saturation


Remove base molding and portions of damaged walls and wet insulation. Locate the Water line and measure 15 inches to 20 inches above it. Everything below that should be removed and discarded. Flooring, such as hardwood, laminate or sheet vinyl, should be removed to expose pockets of saturation underneath for cleaning, sanitizing and drying.

Clean Aggressively


Wall cavities and exposed durable materials (studs, joists) should be cleaned by pressure washing with detergent solutions. After thoroughly cleaning and flushing salvageable materials, apply a disinfectant solution liberally. A Water restoration professional may be needed to perform this service safely and effectively.

Prevent Mold Growth


Although it takes a few days to appear, Mold thrives in a moist environment with organic material (e.g., paper or particle board), and temperatures between 68°F and 86°F. Keep air moving and maintain moderate temperatures as possible.

Dry Out Before You Rebuild


To prevent dry rot and on-going structural damage, don’t reconstruct or cover wood materials until its moisture content falls below 16 percent. Moisture meters are available online, but it may be best to hire a Water restoration professional to confirm proper drying before reconstruction.

Consider Hiring A Professional


A professional Water damage restoration company has trained technicians, specialized cleaners and antimicrobial agents, and extraction, drying, dehumidifying and moisture measuring equipment.

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