How to Prevent Mold After a Flood

by admin on September 9, 2011

Thousands of Americans are dealing with flooding after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee pounded US Coasts with several inches of rain.  Although the rain has stopped for many, the damage caused by the flooding is just beginning for some.  City, County and State officials around the country are now warning about the mold problems that will undoubtedly spike due to flooding.  Below are a couple of interesting articles on the topic:

  1. Mold after a flood
  2. Post Hurricane Mold Inspections
There are a few things that you can do immediately to prevent a mold disaster 3 to 6 months down the road.
  1. Dry the flooded area thoroughly
  2. Utilize a dehumidifier to dry the air
  3. Treat damp areas with a mold preventative
  4. For severe floods hire a certified mold inspector
  5. Pay close attention to all respiratory issues
If you are careful to take these steps, you can reduce your likelihood of a major mold issue.

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