- What are some safety concerns for mould in my home?
- My wood floors are wet and buckling. Will they have to be replaced?
- Should I open the windows to help the drying process?
There are often health risks associated with finding mould in your home, including allergy-like respiratory symptoms, skin irritation, cold and flu symptoms, headaches, nausea and mould-induced asthma. It’s important to know the causes of the mould growth before it occurs, so you can work to avoid damage to both your health and your home.
Wood flooring in your home that has been damaged by water must be continually evaluated by qualified technicians during the drying process. We use professional-grade drying systems and dehumidifiers to create the ideal environment for wood floors to dry efficiently, and optimally to resume their original shape. Depending on the density of hardwood flooring and the type of finishes used, complete drying may take up to three weeks or longer. If you file a claim, your insurance adjuster will work with you to make the final decision as to whether the floors in your home will need to be refinished or replaced.
Opening the windows in your home to assist the drying process is not always recommended. Outside weather conditions may vary. Your ServiceMaster Restore technician will determine when and if opening windows to let in outside air is advisable.