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Effective and Latest Update on Fighting Molds Threat for Flood Restoration

The key in any flooding situation is to act fast. Bacteria of different kind grow well in dirty water from different sources thus it is advisable to find the effective way of getting things done

One of the most severe aftereffects of flooding in the home is mold growth, which may not only cause further damage to your property, but can also have a serious impact on your health. That's why employing the expertise of a mold removal specialist, who knows how to remove mold safely and correctly, is essential.

Mold will survive and grow so long as it has an organic food source and water. Therefore, when water enters a building by a flood or leak, this creates the perfect atmosphere for mold because of the moisture created. Molds also find their organic food sources in the broken down and saturated materials in carpet fibers, drywall and wood. Over time, this mold can destroy a building by causing structural damage; not to mention all of the major health concerns it can create, too.

In any area damaged by water, growing right along with mold are what's called 'gram negative' and 'gram positive' bacteria. Just like mold, they require moisture and organic material to thrive, and the synergistic action between mold and bacteria further increase and worsen inflammatory health conditions. The positive gram bacteria consist of several different varieties: bacilli, cocci, streptomyces, and actinomycetes. The actinomycetes contain several different groups of bacteria, including mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can cause very serious lung infection.

Mold isn't the only threat from flooding. Raw sewage may have contaminated certain flooded areas, which can cause dangerous gastrointestinal and skin infections. Avoid wading around unprotected in such areas, and do not drink potentially contaminated water. Water damage itself can also spawn pathogenic bacteria unrelated to sewage contamination.

If your home was flooded, you'd be well advised to hire a pro. Especially if it smells like sewage may be involved. Common sense advice for cleaning out your home includes:

  • Have the area cleared by emergency workers if you have standing water in an area where fuse boxes and/or electrical circuitry is submerged before attempting to pump out the water
  • Turn off your gas line
  • Wear an N95 or N100 respirator mask, available at most hardware- and medical supply stores
  • Wear rubber boots and puncture-resistant gloves. Ideally, don a polypropylene coverall
  • Be sure to carefully dry any belongings you want to try to save

For more detailed instructions on cleanup and restoration of your belongings, please see Auckland Flood Restoration to better do the job for you

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