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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Mold Cleanup After Home Flooding

Here 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.

To get a mold testing kit: www.moldetect.com

Health and safety concerns of mold www.cdc.gov/mold

Contact Us

Denise Dias
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent