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Make Sure To Get Your House Tested For Mold After A Flood

When your pipes have burst and you have ended up water all over the place, there are things that you are going to have to do. One of the things that you need to do is to make sure that everything gets dried off very well. Another thing that you are going to have to worry about is what is going to go on in all the places where you can't see the damage. Places like behind your drywall or under your flooring. Those places are dark, and you can't get them as dry as you want, so you can end up with mold. If you are worried about it, then you need to get your house tested to see if you have mold. Mold testing isn't a one-step process, there are several things that go into it. 

Surface Testing

One of the things that go into testing your house for mold is to test the various surfaces in your home. This will generally be done by using various wipes and swabs. The person doing the testing will take the fresh swab or wipe out of the package, wipe a specific surface, and then put it back into a package. Then they will mark on the package where the swab was taken. They need to do this because the people doing the testing are going to have to take all those swabs and wipes back to their company so that they can grow anything that might be on your surfaces and discover what kind of mold you might have. Once they have done that testing, the company will call you back and tell you what the testing shows, and what your options are. 

Drywall Removal

The testers may have to go deeper and take a look at what is going on behind your walls. That means that they may have to cut away some of the drywall in the areas where the flood happened. Since that might have been a hard place for you to get dried out, the mold may be able to get a foothold before you even know it. 

If you have had a flood at your house, mold can easily get a foothold. If you are worried about mold after your flood, then you need to make sure that you have a testing company come out to your house and test your house for any mold. 

To learn more about mold testing, reach out to a testing company near you.