With Houston and the Gulf Coast Texas region recovering from Hurricane Harvey, cleaning out damaged homes and businesses is a priority.
Latitudes Environmental was able to support an HISD teacher with her recovery efforts.
The first step was removing furniture and flooring that got wet from the flooding. Next, we identified the highwater line, and cut out the sheetrock and insulation approximately one foot above this line, to ensure that we had removed all of the wet materials. The final step was to clean and disinfect the areas with a bleach solution to prevent mold form forming and spreading. The home can now start drying out. Once the central air conditioning can be restarted, this will assist with the drying process (as the AC is a dehumidifier, which removes moisture from the air).
Insulation becomes a sponge and can hold and spread moisture throughout the rest without you even knowing. There are many porous materials that moisture can remain and develop mold after you have sealed up your home or building with new drywall.
Mold can develop in air ducts as well and spread throughout the system and impact your indoor air quality. Mold in a home or office can cause health effects such as asthma, allergic reactions, coughing and respiratory problems.
But how do you know if you have taken out enough dry wall? Or insulation? Or if mold is impacting the air quality of your home or office? Get it inspected by our experts!
Mold Remediation by Local Professionals
Latitudes offers mold inspection, testing and remediation services. We will work with you and your insurance companies to ensure that your home or business is properly restored.
We are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) – Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) – Construction and Demolition Professionals
#PostHarvey, we can help with remediation of mold. We are experts working to get Texas back on track! #hoUStonstrong