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Is Your House a Mold Risk After Flooding?

October 31, 2012 0 Comments
Mold Removal

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.

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