April Showers Flooding Your Home? How You Can Stop Mold from Growing
You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers!” Rainy weather in the spring certainly gives us some beautiful scenery but it can also lead to something else: flooding inside your home. Flooding is a huge problem that can cause rot damage to the underlying structure of your home, warping of hardwood floors, and even mold. When black mold takes hold in your home, not only is it unattractive to look at, it’s also a health hazard that releases millions of spores into the air you breathe. If you are experiencing some flooding this spring, JMS Enterprises has a few tips to help you dry it out and repair the damage.
Step One: Stop Flooding at the Source
You won’t be able to make much progress on your flooding problem unless you attack the source of the problem. Whether it’s flooding from rain or you have a leaky pipe, be sure to find out where it’s coming from and deal with it as soon as possible. It could mean caulking cracks or calling a plumber; in other cases, you may need to call a contractor to fix big leaks or leaky rooves.
Step Two: Dry it Out
Once the source of your flooding has been dealt with, you need to get it dried out before mold can start growing. For small areas, a fan may be enough to dry it out completely. A bigger leak may require you to use a shop vac or water pump to remove standing water. If there is moisture inside your walls or soaked into your floors, you may need to remove some of the damaged building materials to ensure everything gets dry.
Step Three: Repair the Damaged Areas
Once your leak is addressed and the affected areas are completely dry, you can start fixing anything that was damaged. You may need to replace flooring or drywall, repaint, and refinish. You can try to do it yourself, or if the damage is extensive, you may have to call a contractor for help. Once it’s repaired, it will look just like new!
Water Damage Restoration Services in Bucks County and Montgomery County, PA
JMS Enterprises employs a team of specially trained water damage restoration specialists. If the spring weather (or anything else) has caused a leak in your home, get in touch with us right away for a free estimate. We offer the following services to homeowners with water damage:
- Water & Sewage Extraction
- Mold Testing and Remediation
- Complete Structural Drying
- Complete Basement Clean-Up & Dry Out
- Complete Disinfection & Sanitation
- Demolition & Construction or Remodeling
If you have water damage, it’s important to take care of it right away. Failing to do so can lead to an extensive mold infestation or structural damage that could mean your home becomes unlivable. JMS Enterprises has been a trusted water damage specialist in Bucks and Montgomery County since 1973. If you need carpet or rug cleaning in Bucks County, call us at (215) 706-0188 to find out how we can help you deal with flooding in your home.