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  • What is the difference between mold and mildew?
    Mold typically looks like either black or green fungus and will likely have a raised surface – not flat like mildew. It can spread to a number of different areas, both seen and unseen.
  • What is mold remediation?
    Mold remediation is the process by which mold is removed and the area is cleaned and sanitized. Other treatments may be necessary to completely get rid of the mold. This process also ensures that any future growth is prevented.
  • What health problems can mold cause?
    The health issues associated with mold may be similar to the symptoms related to allergies. These may include sore throat, nasal congestion, irritation of the skin or eyes, and coughing. For people with an allergy to mold, the symptoms may be more severe.
  • How long does it take to remove mold?
    Depending on the factors described above, the process could take a couple of days to a few weeks.
  • How common is mold?
    Mold is very common, as it gravitates towards any moist, damp area. This means that it can form almost anywhere in your home. For instance, we’ve found mold on roofs and in showers, under sinks, and in basements. It can develop from things like leaky pipes, storm flooding, and even firefighting efforts. Most homeowners experience mold at some point. Many of them attempt to use store-bought products to scrub the surfaces and discard infested belongings. However, mold often extends beneath the floors and behind the walls. Mold is easy enough to diagnose. If you can see it and your house smells musty, then there’s a good chance you have a mold issue.
  • How can I prevent future mold growth?
    Mold is common, but not completely unavoidable. Once we’ve removed your mold problem, you can set to work guarding against future infestations. You can do your best to prevent future mold issues by: ● Keeping humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent with a high-quality dehumidifier. ● Being sure to use your air conditioner during the summer months. ● Ensuring your home ventilates properly. ● Fixing all leaks, whether on your roof, in the walls, or in the basement. ● Refraining from using carpet or rugs in flood-prone areas of your home.
  • What are some common effects of water damage?
    Water damage can cause serious problems throughout your entire home. The excess moisture can cause mold and mildew to grow. This fungus growth can contribute to health problems, including allergies, skin infections and diseases. It can even weaken and compromise the structure of a building. Water damage can warp wooden floors and ruin ceilings, while also causing problems with metal and cement materials. While there are various levels of water damage, all require special kinds of treatment to ensure that your home or business is restored to a safe, healthy state.
  • What does the water damage restoration process involve?
    Water damage restoration must be conducted with care, using specific procedures and safeguards. A restoration company will bring in heavy-duty equipment that can mitigate the effects of excess water and dry things out thoroughly. This process may also involve removing damaged parts of the structure. Because some damage is hidden, rely on professionals to get the job done right.
  • What are the major causes of flood damage and water damage?
    Floods and water damage can be caused by a variety of problems. Some of the most common include: Leaking dishwashers, washing machines, and pipes Excess amounts of rain and drainage problems Clogged sinks or toilets that overflow Hidden moisture beneath your floors or in your walls Cracked pipes due to severe weather or faulty plumbing
  • Are there different kinds of water?
    There are three kinds of water, each of which can accompany flooding. It is critical to understand the differences between them because two of them can cause harm to those living or working on your property. They include the following: ● Clean Water: An overflowing sink or busted appliance poses no risk to you or the inhabitants on your property. It can, however, damage your flooring. ● Greywater: Greywater can cause illnesses because it contains a significant amount of chemical, physical, or biological contamination. ● Black Water: Black water is dangerous. It can cause severe illnesses due to the pathogens sometimes found in the water. It comes from seawater, ground surface water, and sewage backups.
  • Some of my furniture got wet. Can it be salvaged?
    Most of the time, yes. However, the salvation of your furniture depends on how severe the water damage was and how long the water affected the furniture.
  • What actions do I take when I first notice the damage?
    At the first signs of water damage, you should attempt to air out the property as much as possible. Turn on fans, open windows, and blast the AC if you have to. Hang up your rugs and cushions in a safe, dry location, then collect loose items that are at risk. Mop up as much standing water as you can, and try to keep the moisture from spreading. As soon as you’ve made the situation somewhat stable, call in an experienced restoration service like 5 Towns Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration. Our highly-trained technicians will bring advanced, heavy-duty equipment to start on your professional water damage treatment right away!
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