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Removing mold from a house after the storm

Posted: 2:33 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 14:33:08-04
A water-damaged ceiling.

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.

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