Hurricane Sandy Causes Mold Risk for Flooded Areas

Hurricane Sandy Causes Mold Risk for Flooded Areas
The New York State Department of Health is advising residents dealing with floods to be mindful of the presence of mold.
Under the right humidity and moisture conditions, mold can emerge and multiply rapidly in many areas of a structure, including ceiling tile, drywall, paper, or natural fiber carpet padding.
Mold can cause serious health problems and could damage a home.
Got Mold? has written extensively on this subject. If you know of someone who is dealing with floods, please share this information. One of our core goals is to educate. If this information can be of assistance, then we will have met our goal. The list of articles below should be reviewed before contacting your local Disaster Restoration Specialist and Insurance Agent.
Flood Alert: Key Action Steps & Information!
Don’t Spray Mold!
What Causes a Basement to Smell Bad?
Mold, Not Just a Health Problem, But a Structural One Too!
Sewer Backups Part 1: Causes and Prevention
Sewer Backups Part 2: Action Steps
Why Do We Need Sump Pumps?
Flooded…But Denied Insurance? Don’t Lose Hope!
What to Expect From a Mold Inspection
Mold Emerges As Problem From Flooding
Why is Mold a Growing Concern?
Seven Tips To Detecting Mold
Mold in Your Basement
Do You Know Where Your Water Main Valve Is Located?
What to do when you’ve identified a mold concern?
The Longer You Wait…The Worse It Gets!
How Does Mold Get Indoors?
What’s In Your Flood Water?
What causes Mold growth?

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