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How Flood Damage Affects Indoor Air In Woodlawn

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flood Damage Affects Indoor Air In Woodlawn Flood damage often strikes without warning, and it can leave a trail of devastation behind.

Flood Damage Can Affect Indoor Air Quality

Flood damage often strikes without warning, and it can leave a trail of devastation behind. Not only do floods pose a threat to the structure of houses and possessions, but it can also negatively impact the air inside of a home.

Homeowners with flood damage in Woodlawn often face indoor air quality that is significantly lower after a water emergency occurs. Here are some of the ways that flood damage lowers air quality and how the experts at SERVPRO can help.

Mildew
The biggest problem that homeowners typically cite about mildew is its smell -- it's very noticeable, unpleasant, and lingers for a long time. The key to getting rid of mildew smells is carefully sanitizing, deodorizing, and restoring items that have incurred flood damage. Our technicians are skilled at eliminating mildew smells and guarding against mildew formation.

Mold
Where there's excess moisture indoors, there's the threat that mold will eventually come along. This is one of the primary issues that results from flood damage, and it can also be a health threat. In addition to making it tougher to breathe, mold can destroy furniture, a house's structure, clothing, documents, and all manner of items. We'll carefully check your home for signs of mold and employ effective measures to keep spores from forming.

Excessive Humidity
Humidity is a tricky problem to resolve because there's no instant fix. A home that's too humid will be noticeably uncomfortable, and the extra moisture doesn't help when it comes to keeping mildew and mold at bay. Our high-tech equipment will normalize your home's humidity level and make your house a comfortable place to live again.

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville knows how important it is to get your home back in great shape after a water emergency has occurred. Our industry leading services will combat the effects of flood damage and give you peace of mind. For a quote or to obtain more information about our flood damage services, call us at (312) 509-5000.