After the Flood: Mold, Asbestos, Rebuilding

The Colorado floodwaters have finally receded, though many problems still linger for homeowners with flood damaged homes. Thousands of properties are estimated to have been damaged or destroyed – yikes!

There are several other areas of concern for the thousands of homeowners who must deal with the ongoing flood recovery efforts. Damp and flooded homes are now hotspots for microbial growth, such as mold, mildew, and bacteria. A home with damage can also uncover other household threats, such as asbestos. And last but not least, there’s all that repairing and rebuilding to do.

When a home floods, all the surfaces and materials in the home that were never supposed to be wet, get wet. When a home’s wood, drywall, carpet, and other materials are saturated, they create the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. Additionally, any contaminants in the floodwater, such as sewage or dead animals, can mean that floodwater contains viruses or bacteria.

Flood Damage Remediation

Our high-tech drying out equipment, hard at work!

If your home wasn’t completely dried out within 24-48 hours of flooding, your home is much more likely to have mold or other nasty stuff growing in it. Luckily, though, all may not be lost. Although it is sometimes best to simply throw away contaminated materials and home décor, Rocky Mountain Catastrophe can help salvage your home’s contents. We can make sure your property is completely dried out, and we are experienced mold and mildew removal experts, so we can help clean and disinfect every last corner of your house. Additionally, we offer contents restoration services, so your prized possessions may not all be lost to the flood.

When homes are damaged, a home’s insulation and other building materials are often exposed when they otherwise wouldn’t have been. Unfortunately, the building materials in many homes may contain asbestos, especially in older homes. Asbestos is nasty stuff, too, because it can cause cancer in anyone exposed to it. Fortunately, though, Rocky Mountain Catastrophe wants to help. We are also experienced with asbestos testing and removal, which means we can rid your home of the dangerous material quickly and permanently.

Mold remediation

Like we said…nasty stuff.

Many homeowners are now faced with the task or repairing flood-damaged homes, which, by the way, is yet another service we offer! Rocky Mountain Catastrophe can help with any repair, restoration, or rebuild, from older rural homes to modern urban abodes. Between mold removal, asbestos testing and remediation, and full-service rebuilding and restoration, we are your one-stop-shop for flood cleanup and repair.

Though our expertise is disaster restoration, we consider our real expertise to be customer service. No, really! We like people! And we also understand all the stress and hardship people have to endure when they’re victims of disasters, which is why we want to help. Contact us today, and we’ll get your home repaired and your life back to normal!

To contact Rocky Mountain Catastrophe, call (970) 722-7744 or email [email protected]

For further reading, check out this article at epa.gov.