How to Prevent Mold After a Flood

Flood is a common natural disaster that can wreak havoc on a home or building. From damaged personal belongings to the growth of mold and mildew that can negatively affect your health, dealing with the aftermath of a flood can require so much work. It is important to quickly take the proper steps to prevent structural damage and health issues due to mildew growth.

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Post-Flood Cleanup

Many materials in your home are prone to developing mold if exposed to dampness or moisture for a long period of time. It is crucial that you start cleaning up as soon as the flood has receded in order to effectively limit the extent of damage to your property.

Wood and upholstered furniture can trap mold. You may consider disposing of these items if you deem it necessary. Any item that was totally engulfed by the flood should be discarded as well. Make sure that nonporous materials, such as glass, plastic and metal objects, are cleaned and disinfected before using them again. Carpets with mold and mildew should be removed immediately.

Mold Prevention

Once you have sorted out the mold-infested items and removed them from your home, it is time to clean and disinfect the remaining assets.

  • Wear the appropriate clothing to protect your eyes, mouth, nose and skin.

  • Make sure to clean and dry out the building within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Use fans and dehumidifiers to help reduce moisture.

  • Remove traces of mold with a mixture of water and detergent.

  • Use a disinfectant on all surfaces.

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