Water is the tool of choice in firefighting. Unfortunately, water often enters through holes in the roof, walls or broken windows. Wetted materials such as wood, drywall, and some insulations can quickly grow mold – often within days. Mold exposure has been associated with health consequences including congestion, coughing, aggravated asthma, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and sinus inflammation.
Preventing mold by drying wet property and contents is a high priority. Unfortunately, normal household dehumidifiers cannot adequately dry a building. American Restoration uses industry-grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers. These tools work in tandem to rapidly dry surfaces and “deep dry” the structure. American professionals are keen to monitor the drying process to avoid warping and cracking in soaked wood products from overzealous drying. But it is important to assure that structural components such as drywall and plaster are thoroughly dried.
If mold is already a problem, let American safely sequester the damage and prevent its spread to other areas of the building. Then the cleanup process can begin.