Killing Microbes after water damage
Sanitizing damaged areas and household items is a crucial part of the Colorado Springs water damage restoration process. When excess amounts of water have been completely removed and the air moisture has been cleared through the process of humidifying, the next step is to get rid of potentially harmful microbes and contaminants that standing water may have left on surfaces as well as in the air.
Water damage restoration specialists Rare Restoration & Cleaning consider it important that every case of water damage is addressed in the soonest possible time. The longer it takes to clear standing water inside a building, the more you risk of incurring further damage to the structural components of your home. Also, the presence of mold spores and microbes could endanger the health of those who are living or working within the space, even long after the water damage incident.
Specialized equipment, materials, and techniques typically used by restoration experts to ensure that any affected space is once again made healthy and safe following water damage. We are capable of eliminating the presence of microbes in the form of molds and mildew. At the same time, our technicians also prevent further growth through a process called air scrubbing, where particles and mold spores not visible to the naked eye are filtered and removed from the air.
Here are the important steps to effectively killing microbes from water-damaged areas:
Controlling air moisture levels
We monitor and control moisture levels in the air. Mold spores and microbes thrive in moist, dark, and warm environments and reducing humidity, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens, is especially important in preventing infestation. Dehumidifiers are equipment used to remove excess air moisture.
Use of air scrubbers and foggers
Restoration specialists use a combination of industrial equipment to dry out and sanitize water-damaged houses and buildings. ULV foggers help pre-treat and clean bacteria-damaged surfaces while air scrubbers filter mold spores, allergens, and contaminants from the air.
Inspection for leaks
Treatment of affected areas will come to nothing if there are leaks that would allow moisture to permeate the building and encourage fungus growth. Professionals will thoroughly search your home for leaking which could sometimes be found in plumbing, roofs, windows, and high-risk areas.
Treatment of furniture/ materials
Furniture, appliances, and other household items that might have gotten wet need appropriate drying and sanitation treatments as well. Qualified restoration experts also offer this service in helping restore your belongings. They will use an array of disinfectants and cleaning tools to kill molds and mildew on surfaces, and have these dried before any further damage or deterioration occurs.
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