Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flooded Homes and Mold Growth

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Flooded Homes and Mold Growth Extensive flood damage required a majority of this interior to be removed and disposed, a task too large for your typical carpet cleaning company.

There are over 30,000 carpet cleaning companies scattered across the United States. The likelihood of 2-3 competing restoration companies in your hometown is very good. Many times after a flood or water damage it's off to Google to do a quick search on whom to call to service your water damaged home or business.  Just in the zip codes of 85629 & 85614 there are 15 carpet cleaning and restoration companies. I took the time to search reviews on these local companies & the majority of them have no certifications, BBB ratings, or the equipment to properly clean and restore a flood damaged property. They do have the equipment and ability to shampoo a carpet and I am sure, in most cases, they would do a fine, satisfactory job.

Unfortunately, when a home has had a flood, whether it was from a storm, or just a leaking pipe, your home or office will typically need much more extensive work to ensure further damage does not occur. Simply vacuuming up standing water on carpet and hard flooring & giving it a once over with a carpet shampoo machine does nothing for water trapped in the slab or soaked up by drywall.  When water is left within a few days to a week mold growth will begin to occur.  Mold can cause health effects.


This mold growth is typically invisible to your eye for a number of months because the growth occurs in the dark, damp area between your carpet and your structures' slab. Eventually after a couple of weeks to a few months your walls will begin to show this mold growth.  SERVPRO is typically called when this mold growth is finally noticed  which results in a much more extensive job including carpet removal, slab drying, drywall removal & replacement, and extensive testing to ensure the home & it's contents are dry and mold free.

Your best option is to just call your local SERVPRO directly after your home or office has suffered a flood damage. We are a highly trained emergency response restoration company with a staff of professionals prepared to take on any job. A carpet cleaning company is fine when you just have a soiled carpet but, leave the flood for the experts