Mold Testing & Inspection Services in Birmingham, AL & Surrounding Areas
Every year, heavy rainfall and flash floods inundate Birmingham, AL homeowners. The north central city weathers 56 inches of rainfall on average per year. That is 17 more inches than the U.S. average. Flash flooding is flooding that begins within 6 hours, and often within 3 hours, of heavy rainfall. According to the National Weather Service, it occurs so quickly that people are often caught off guard. Because of this, the City of Birmingham, AL cautions homeowners that flash floods can occur. Without warning, of rain clouds or heavy rain, and to evacuate or seek higher ground immediately in the event of flash flooding.
Flooding in Birmingham, AL
Homeowners who lived in communities in Birmingham, AL floodplains felt particularly trapped by floods. They struggled to sell or fix their damaged homes. To help alleviate this burden on homeowners, the city of Birmingham used FEMA grants to acquire homes, relocate families, and turn the floodplain land into open green spaces, according to an Economist case study.
Water is such a prevalent threat to homes in Birmingham, especially those near the Cahaba River. Residents should take preventative action to mitigate damage. In the event of an evacuation, the city recommends that residents prepare a disaster. Creating a supply kit, to purchase flood insurance, and move valuables to higher levels, or tie down outside possessions. For homes that have experienced any level of water damage, greater action is needed. Today, it’s not enough to simply hope that all water and moisture is dried from your carpeting, floorboards and basements. Any remnant of moisture can facilitate mold growth, which if left untreated, can cause health risks and significant home damage.
Finding Answers For Birmingham, AL Residents
Mold testing can tell you if mold is present in your home. Most importantly, we will also identify the location of the moisture so you can get to the root of the problem. To help you effectively remediate. If you have questions about mold testing, or the effects of recent rainfall or flooding in Birmingham, call Mold Test USA today. Whether you decide to hire us to perform your comprehensive mold inspection or not, we will be happy to answer your questions. Always for free, over the phone, and with no obligation.
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