Before You Fire Up The Furnace, Check For Water Damage And Have A Cleanup Plan

water damage cleanup worcester, water damage worcester, water damage repair worcesterHere in Worcester, using the furnace for the first time in the fall heralds the beginning of the season. If you have water damage anywhere in your home’s ventilation system, the change of season may reveal it to you. For those allergic to mold and other common allergens, this day can bring a dusty cloud of mold into our lives. 

If you are concerned about improving your home cleanliness and indoor air quality , use this time to inspect for any water damage. If found, controlling the flow of contamination in the indoor environment is essential to staying healthy; work with the water damage cleanup experts at MA Restoration to correct the source of water damage to lessen exposure to dust and mold. 

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What To Do Beforehand

While we never know what date the first frost will arrive, take a few minutes to prepare.

  • Change the air filter often. Stick to a monthly schedule; definitely change with the new season. Clean filters will also help control household dust. 
  • Clear the area around your furnace. Boxes or belongings stored too close could be a potential fire hazard.
  • Test smoke and CO detectors. Brush the dust off them and switch out the old batteries.

It is normal to smell dust for a few minutes. If it lingers for more than a few hours or a day, or if it smells moldy, it’s best to call the water damage cleanup professionals to come investigate. You might have mold due to water damage somewhere along the airs pathway. Common causes are: roof leaks, pinpoint plumbing leaks, moisture from improperly vented bathrooms and kitchens. 

HEPA Options

Airborne particles have the potential to cause an assortment of illnesses: pollen, dust, mold spores, dead skin cells, insect parts, VOCs from building materials, cleaning products, fragrance, carpet and rug fibers, dust mites.  One of the most important tools to help with air quality goals is a good-quality vacuum with certified HEPA filtration, and/or a separate HEPA filter fan. The technology keeps dust, mold, allergen, and bacteria counts down to a minimum in our home.

While your AC filter is capable of filtering all sorts of particulates from your air, it isn’t capable of removing settled dust from your floors and surfaces where it collects over time. Using your HEPA vacuum regularly to remove non-airborne dust and allergens is helpful; less organic matter being sucked into your ductwork to cause indoor air quality issues.

You take pride in your home. You keep it clean and safe. Our water damage cleanup experts want to support you when you discover water damage. They have the knowledge and extensive experience in the construction industry to protect the indoor air quality–they will follow all protocols to contain mold spores and other allergens. 

Founded in 1994 as a remodeling company, MA Restoration rapidly expanded its business to include water damage cleanup & mold remediation services. The carpenters, project managers, certified technicians and entire staff understand how to care for your home after damage. In the Greater Worcester County and Middlesex County areas, use the emergency line to contact us. Our water damage cleanup experts will arrive right away.

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