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Whether it’s a bad storm, a hurricane, or just a leaky pipe, flood damage is common in North Carolina. Here are five things to keep an eye on when it comes to flood damage in your home:

1.   The cause of the flooding: Was the flood damage caused by a bad storm, a leak in the doorway or window, or a leaky pipe? If it’s something that can be repaired, it’s important to fix it right away to prevent any additional water damage.

5 Things to Keep an Eye Out for With Flood Damage

2.   Standing water: You’ll want to eliminate any standing water in your home, whether you can see it or only feel it in a soaked carpet. Removing water and drying everything as soon as possible is a good way to prevent mold.

3.   Moisture levels: You may not be able to do this one on your own, but some restoration companies will use infrared scanners to check the moisture levels to see the extent of the flood damage. If the moisture levels are too high in some areas, it might be better to replace the structural components like drywall and carpeting rather than repairing them.

4.   Potential mold spots: As much as we hate to admit it, flood damage and mold growth often go hand-in-hand. If you’ve had a recent flooding, even if it was just a small yet persistent water leak, it’s important to check for mold spots in the carpets or on the walls. A good way to tell is if there’s a musty smell in the air.

5.   Additional leaks: The smallest water leaks may not be your main concern when it comes to flood damage, but it’s still important to get them fixed before they cause any issues in the future.

If you’ve had a recent flood in your home and need some help, give us a call today at Remtech Environmental.