Sanitation after water damage
Water damage may vary according to nature and extent, but whatever the case, sanitizing the affected areas after the process of water extraction and drying is always an important next step.
When you experience plumbing malfunctions or natural disasters, damage to your furniture, flooring, walls, and/or ceilings, it’s a huge problem as it is. However, you actually have more to worry about following a water damage incident: molds. This is where sanitation services offered by Rare Restoration & Cleaning can definitely help you with.
The formation of molds and the growth of other harmful microbes is increased in warm and moist environments, such as flooded basements or rooms. There are thousands of fungus species that cause molds but the few that can grow inside your water-damaged home can actually pose as a health-risk, not to mention cause structural damage. One telltale sign that a building is infested by molds is that of a lingering, unpleasant smell that can’t simply be removed by household air fresheners.
If undetected, molds can spread rapidly. Molds produce spores that move through the air and plant themselves on moist surfaces. They also have the ability to regrow if not treated properly. Molds can be a health treat as well. If spores present in the air are inhaled, inhabitants may experience symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, allergic reactions, or respiratory problems.
Preventing Mold Growth
After a thorough drying of water-damage areas, water damage specialists will next prioritize the prevention of molds. With the use of air scrubbers, they can clean the air inside the premises and remove any presence of mold spores, as well as other contaminants, gases, or particles.
Air scrubbers effectively clean and deodorize air with special filtration technology. Commercial scrubbers or negative air machines draw moist air in the surrounding area and pass it through a series of industry approved filters, trapping mold spores, allergens, and any present airborne debris. Most air scrubbers use HEPA filters in their air filtration systems. These can get rid of up to 99.97% of airborne particles, which adheres to standards set by the Department of Energy.
Air scrubbers are often operated alongside dehumidifiers. While dehumidifying equipment trap excess moisture in the air, air scrubbers filter the air so that all that’s left is dry, clean, healthy air. When the air has been completely “scrubbed,” the professional team has completed its sanitation job and you can have peace of mind not having to worry about molds growing and spreading inside your home.
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