Preventing Mold After Water Damage

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If there is even a small amount of excess water in your house, you run the risk of mold forming. It doesn’t take much water for mold to grow and do a lot of harm either. The quicker you remedy the situation the better off you will be. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can proactively prevent mold after water damage via water damage restoration in Ft Myers.

Remove the Water as Quick as Possible

The longer the water sits, the more time mold has to form. The only way for mold to form is in moist environments so the longer the water sits the more time the mold has to form and spread. Using a wet/dry vacuum will help remove the water.

Use Fans

Using special drying fans will help speed up the drying process. It can help circulate fresh air which not only helps dry the area out but also prevents the musty smell from accumulating and taking over the house.


Anything touched by stormwater should be sanitized. Clean all walls, hard-surface floors and other household surfaces with soap and water. Sanitize them with a solution of 1.5 cups of chlorine bleach to one gallon of water.  

Are You in Need of Water Damage Restoration in Ft Myers?

When it comes to removing water quickly, it’s important to bring in professionals. Not only do they have the proper equipment, but they are trained in removing all the water as quickly and effectively as possible and getting your home back to normal. If you have water damage, contact us today before mold starts to form.

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