Is Your House a Mold Risk After Flooding?

Is Your House a Mold Risk After Flooding?

The New York State Department of Health advises 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.

The most common effects of mold contamination include allergic reactions like asthma and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs.

How do you know if you have a mold problem?

A mold problem can usually be identified visually or through smell. Mold growth may often appear as slightly furry, discolored, or slimy patches that increase in size as they grow. Molds also produce a musty odor that may be the first indication of a problem. If you can see or smell mold, you can assume you have a mold problem. It may be necessary to look behind and underneath surfaces, such as carpets, wallpaper, cabinets, and walls.

If you've experienced mold or water damage, AdvantaClean can help.