If you’ve recently had water damage inside your home, the indoor air quality is compromised by issues resulting from the moisture trapped inside construction materials. Airborne mold spores, gases from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and noxious odors can cause health problems and other safety concerns. When you call Milani Plumbing, Drainage & Heating, you can be sure that our water damage experts will eliminate these health threats and restore a safe and clean environment inside your Vancouver area home.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Many common household products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are organic chemicals used in the manufacturing of those products. VOCs contaminate groundwater in many areas, so they pose an additional threat in flood situations. Volatile compounds are released from burning common fuels, such as gas and coal, and they are also released from common solvents and the following products:
- Adhesives and craft materials
- Aerosol sprays
- Dry cleaning fluids
- Paints and varnishes
- Photocopy and printer solutions
VOCs pose less of a threat when they are stored, unless the products are damaged by water. When these gases are released in abnormally large amounts, they can make the indoor air toxic. You could have products inside your home that contain VOCs you might be unaware of, so it’s always important to have a professional assess the water damage in your home. The indoor air quality experts at Milani will take the proper steps to eliminate the threat of these pollutants circulating in the air throughout your home.
In addition to the threat of VOCs being released from water damaged products, water–logged materials are a breeding ground for toxic mold and mildew. Wood, carpet, dry wall, insulation, and similar materials are susceptible to mold growth if they are saturated with water or excess moisture in the air. Professional air cleaners and purifiers can eliminate some pollutants, but mold must be removed at its source; otherwise, it will continue to grow and release harmful spores into the air, causing respiratory illness and other medical issues.
High humidity levels in the home also promotes mold growth, so even after the initial damage has been addressed, you may want to consider installing a dehumidifier to decrease the moisture inside your house. When you call Milani Plumbing, our expert mold remediation technicians will use the latest surface drying equipment to control the moisture levels and inhibit further mold growth. We also offer some of the highest quality dehumidifiers and installation services so that you can continue to prevent mold growth.
Odors from areas exposed to mold or water damage, or from a leak caused by a broken sewer line should be removed by an indoor air quality specialist. Our expert technicians provide quality air purification services, including duct cleaning and dehumidification. To reduce strong odors after a flood or water leak, we recommend using air purification systems and air cleaners.
We install and repair all types of dehumidifiers and indoor air quality systems:
- Central air cleaners
- Ultra violet lights
- HEPA filters
- Whole house dehumidification systems
- Energy recovery ventilators
- Fresh air intakes
- Electronic air cleaners
Indoor Air Quality Services
No matter what your water damage restoration needs are, you can count on Milani to provide fast and reliable service. We install and repair top of the line indoor air purifiers and air cleaners for any home in the Vancouver metropolitan area. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our customers, so you can trust us to take care to restore the indoor air quality after a water damage emergency. Any time you have questions or wish to speak to one of our qualified technicians about the air quality inside your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call.