Removing mold from a house after the storm

Mold is a fungus that grows in areas fed by water or high humidity. Often, it feeds off of drywall, which is predominant in South Florida houses.

When a hurricane hits, mold has a chance to enter your house, thrive, and reproduce.

It is necessary to eradicate mold quickly and securely or it will cause damage.

If walls become saturated with water after a storm:

* Get air flowing within the house.

If mold becomes present in your home:

* Hire an engineer or air quality hygenist as soon as possible. Mold spreads within 72 hours.
* Get tarps to put on roof or windows to prevent water from entering your house.

In short, you must prepare properly or risk the presence of mold in your post-hurricane home.

ONLINE RESOURCES:

The Allergy Relief Center
Information on types of mold and symptoms, as well as tips to prevent it. Click here for website

Pollen
Accurate allergy forecasts for the entire U.S. including your own neighborhood.
www.pollen.com

Click your state, enter metro area, enter zip code, and see a 4 day forecast of types and levels of allergens.