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Flooding & Toxic Basement Mould

Posted on Apr 19th, 2016

One of the largest causes of mould in the basement is heavy flooding. If your home or business encounters a flood, the most typical sign would be water running down to the basement. The water would stay present throughout the affected area while all other areas and rooms would be fully dry. 

Hazardous moulds such as black mould can begin to grow quickly after a flood. This specific type of toxic mould need materials to be very wet for a number of days before starting to grow. After a flood the best thing to do is to contact a mould remediation company or water damage company like The Concord Group who can perform emergency clean ups of homes/business after a flood.

If for whatever reason you have to perform the clean up yourself, here are a few tips to help clean up efficiently:

  • Ensure your home is completely dry and make sure that all items that were affected by the flood that is salvageable is dry. 
  • Wet insulation and padding takes a long time to dry, so the best tip we could offer is to completely remove them.
  • Any or all drywall that has been affected also should be removed immediately to avoid further damage.

**NOTE: Only replace these items once your home has completely dried out

If you are cleaning the items yourself, make sure to use a heavy duty detergent or cleaning product to ensure no cross contamination.

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