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18

Four Things To Do After Water Damage

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mold testingWhen you and your family face the aftermath of excess water damage, it can be overwhelming. It’s essential, however, that in the midst of all of the chaos you take the steps you need to bring your home back to a manageable state. Purely Green Environmental understands that this is also a prime time for mold growth so prompt action is prudent. From mold testing and beyond, here are some tips you can use to make your home safer.

 

Take Photos

If the damage is beyond a simple remedy or low-cost fix, you’ll need to file a claim with your insurance company. Take the time to photograph the damage done so you can properly file a claim. That way, the insurance company has documentation and be able to assist you in the best way possible.

Get Mold Testing

When excess water leaks into your home, it will cause substantial mold growth. It’s challenging to manage mold, but with quality mold testing from Purely Green Environmental, you’ll know what you’re dealing with and learn about industry standard solutions after we assess it. Most of the time, you will need to hire a certified mold remediation company but occasionally the mold growth is minor and can be tackled by the homeowner.

Wear Protective Clothing

Mold can have adverse effects on health, which is not a surprise to anyone. However, you can safely navigate your home with protective clothing after a professional deems the space habitable. With protective clothing, you can begin the process of emptying the contents of your wet basement and have temporary protection you need. However, if you have mold illness, there is no safe way to work in your wet basement and you will need to hire a certified mold remediator for that task.

Install Waterproofing

It is a good idea to be proactive before your basement succumbs to water damage, so getting some peace of mind is well worth the price. Many companies offer waterproofing products so talk to them about pricing and what they can do for you. It’s well worth it.

Excess moisture is never ideal, but restoring your home after it seeps in is still possible if you take the proper precautions. For mold testing that you can trust, call Purely Green Environmental at (888)-291-3773.