Working to Prevent Mold in Baton Rouge After Water Damage

Call Lighthouse Disaster Services for Mold Damage Restoration

If you have lived in Baton Rouge for any length of time, you are familiar with the higher-than-average humidity and soil moisture content issues that are a constant concern for building owners in the area. Mold spores and other microbes are ever-present in our air. Microbial growth is common in buildings that have incurred water damage. As a Baton Rouge homeowner, you must understand how quickly the issue of microbial growth can escalate and how to address it. Understanding mold damage and why professional restoration is best will help ensure your interior stays safe, clean, and livable for your family. Lighthouse Disaster Services offers high-quality mold cleanup, repair, and restoration for all residential and commercial area customers.

While mildew is the most common type of mold, there are countless species around us at all times. If you suspect microbial growth in your home or see visible patches, calling Lighthouse Disaster Services will ensure you get the prompt, reliable remediation and mold damage restoration your Baton Rouge home needs. 

Can I Prevent Mold Development?

As mentioned, spores are everywhere at all times. However, excess condensation, flooding, significant spills, poor drainage, and water leaks create the perfect environment where mold can thrive. Even after water damage has been cleaned up, spores can take hold and begin growing in as little as 24 hours, leading to significant damage and potential health hazards. 

Should you encounter a water-related incident, these are some immediate steps to take to mitigate damage until our technicians arrive:

  • Locate the moisture source and stop it: Find where the leak or water intrusion comes from. If you have a broken pipe, shut off the water supply immediately. If your downspouts are draining around the foundation or back toward the house, add extensions to take the water away. You can keep spreading to a minimum by using towels to absorb moisture. 
  • Document any damage: Snap photos to record damage inside and outside the home. If you see visible mold, take pictures of these areas as well.
  • Begin your claims process: Contact your insurance provider to report the damage immediately. Once you begin the process, you can share any videos or photos of the damage. 
  • Contact Lighthouse Disaster Services: The faster our IICRC-certified technicians can arrive to mitigate the mold damage, the better. We bring moisture detection tools, install a containment around the affected area to limit the migration of spores into unaffected areas, and begin the remediation and drying process.

With end-to-end mold damage restoration, your Baton Rouge home will be back to normal before you know it. Your property’s interior surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized, and indoor air quality (IAQ) will improve so you can breathe easily. Contact Lighthouse Disaster Services as soon as possible, and we will send out a crew for mold assessment and remediation.

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