Mold Cleanup After Home FloodingHere are a few tips for dealing with mold after a flood:
- If the area is less than 10ft square, you can probably handle the clean-up yourself. If it is larger than this 3ft x 3ft you need to hire a professional to clean it up.
- Use a detergent and water solution for cleaning mold, unless there is any sewage in this water, then use chlorine bleach to disinfect hard surfaces.
- Flood damaged furnishings that cannot be easily cleaned, need to be thrown away. Anything that has come in contact with sewage need to be disposed of.
- Carpet and carpet pad need to be removed and disposed of so the floor can be thoroughly cleaned and dried.
For more information on clean up after a flood: www.epa.gov/mold
To get a mold testing kit: www.moldetect.com
Health and safety concerns of mold www.cdc.gov/mold