When you inspect your drainage, make sure to include your rain gutters and downspouts. If there’s a problem, it will show up in standing puddles. Debris like leaves which blocks the flow should be removed. If you repair as needed when issues come up, you might save yourself a big headache down the road.
In addition to checking that the roof is in good shape, all openings to the property should be inspected for water tightness, such as doors, windows, and fixtures.
Plumbing is also on the checklist. Leakage from sinks, toilets and washing machines can all contribute to a mold situation, as well as seepage from a leaky foundation.
After a flood make sure you find the entrance point(s) of the water. Make sure you seal that point, and reinforce any others which appear compromised to prevent more water from coming in.
Remove water, and wet objects. Dry out the property. Discard compromised soft goods.
After the area is completely dry, you must inspect the property and determine where remediation is necessary.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.