The Flood Co., based in Centerville, Utah, has announced that they have recently completed a mold removal project for a home in Holladay, Utah. There was mold growth because of a long term leak from the supply line to the refrigerator, which left water in the walls and under the hardwood floors. The owner had decided not to have the hardwood floors replaced. Instead, the water was removed and then the walls and under the floors were dried. The total cost for the Holladay Utah mold removal project was $1,600.
Daryl Olsen, president of The Flood Co., says, “It was a difficult task but one that was in the realm of the expertise of our team members. Mold in a home or living space is a health concern because of the mold spores. Trying to kill mold does not take care of the problem. Mold need to be physically removed. The removal is not normal demolition because large amounts of spores can become airborne. Engineering controls should be used to contain, control and collect spores that get airborne. Finish materials that are affected with mold should be cut out, bagged and disposed of. Framing that is not rotted has be vacuumed, sanded and vacuumed again to remove mold on the framing. When the physical removal is completed, air scrubbers should continue to run while all surfaces are thoroughly vacuumed and cleaned. That was precisely what we did for the Holladay home.”
The Flood Co. is a flood and water damage clean up and restoration company in Utah. Flooding may occur because of a pipe leak; a toilet overflow; water heaters, which can release significant amounts of water from the pressure release valve; freeze damage to pressurized pipes; a dishwasher leak; sewer line back up; ground water seepage; refrigerator line leak, which was what happened in the Holladay home; a sprinkler or hose problem; or ice damming.
A common problem in homes is a flooded basement. While most people think that flooding in the home is usually caused by a rainstorm, most flooding actually comes from within the home. A difficult and really inconvenient problem may occur when the sewer line backs up into the home, causing black water to flow into the home. The situation becomes extremely difficult if the water gets into the basement area and the task of water damage cleanup should be left to the professionals.
For a flooded basement, the first equipment that they will use is the sump pump. This will quickly extract all of the standing water in the basement. And once all of the standing water has been removed, they will used industrial fans and heaters to dry out the basement area. They want to point out that it is vital to call them as early as possible the moment people find out they have a flooded basement. If they are able to arrive shortly after the flooding, they will have the best chance of bringing back the home to its pre-flooded condition. They will also take photos of the water damage as these are essential when making an insurance claim.
Sometimes, the water damage was not caused by flooding. Instead, a house fire may have occurred and the water used to put out the fire has resulted in water damage. Such a situation must be resolved as quickly as possible. This is because smoke soot is highly acidic and can cause permanent damage to many surfaces in the home or establishment. Neutralization of the acid must be done right away to ensure that there would be minimal damage to the furniture and various surfaces in the home.
Those who are interested in the water damage cleanup and other related services being offered by The Flood Co. can visit their website, or contact them on the phone or through email. They cover a wide range of areas in Utah, such as Box Elder County, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Summit County, Tooele County, Utah County, Wasatch County, Weber County, Heber City, and Logan.
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