If you live in Point Pleasant, NJ, then you probably know that floods are a distinct possibility in this area. Any kind of water damage in a home or business – whether it comes from a natural disaster, storm, spill, or plumbing leak – requires immediate, professional attention, and that’s what you’ll get if you hire Flood and Mold NJ. Thanks to our 24/7 emergency availability, you can call us any time.
Not only will floodwater create thousands of dollars worth of structural damage, but it will also attract mold. Mold is a fungus that thrives in dank, enclosed spaces, and it grows wherever there’s high humidity (70% and higher), water condensation, and organic matter for it to feed on. It can be detected by its musty odor, and its appearance ranges from slimy and black to fuzzy and white. Prolonged exposure to it can result in fevers, fatigue, skin and throat irritation, and respiratory problems.
The first thing our company will do is restore your property after it has been flooded. We’ll come equipped with portable and truck-mounted water pumps to extract the water, fans and floor scrubbers to dry the interior, and other cleaning and sanitation supplies to restore your damaged belongings. We’ll restore textiles, steam clean carpets and rugs, and wipe down fabrics with chlorine bleach, eliminating the contaminants carried by the floodwater.
First, though, we’ll clear out any debris left by the flood. If the leak came from inside the home but you can’t pinpoint it, let us do so. Since water will naturally trickle down, we’ll track it and eliminate it before it causes more damage. In those places where there’s already high humidity, such as the basement or crawl space, we’ll run a dehumidifier.
Mold Removal and Remediation
If mold shows up on a wall, floor, ceiling, drainpipe, or air vent, our team will remove it. We’ll be suited up for the job and use wire brushes and HEPA-filtered vacuums for thorough results. Then, we’ll disinfect the surfaces with biocides and antimicrobial chemicals. In some porous materials, mold can get so ingrained that it won’t come out, in which case we can encapsulate the surface so it never spreads.
Note that this fungus can never be removed entirely from the atmosphere; that’s why the purpose of remediation is to keep mold down to a safe level. To this end, we can run a HEPA-filtered air scrubber or go for a more extensive negative pressure containment. These will remove any airborne mold spores.
Testing is essential to determine where mold levels are. We’ll come equipped with field meters and moisture meters, and for even more accurate results, we can take air samples and request laboratory testing. Our team members will also identify mold upon sight.
Contact Flood and Mold NJ any time or schedule an appointment; in either case, we can provide a free, quick estimate for the service you need. Our company has been around since 1997, and we’re proud to serve the Point Pleasant community.