Tips to maintain A Mold-Free Home After Flooding

Floods can cause mold in your home and it can be a big problem for you and your family. Keep in mind that mold is bad for the health. Those who have allergies and asthma will be put at greater risk if mold in your house is not removed immediately.


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Health officials called on people whose homes were submerged in water to remove the mold in their properties. One can do this by cleaning every inch of the house, drying it out, and throwing away things that are infected by mold. It might be difficult for you to discard mold-infected items, especially of they are very personal and important to you, but it might be your only way of getting rid of the entire mold. Remember that mold and mildew usually grows in just a day. Moreover, they can stick to different parts of your home.

When cleaning, do not forget to check out every item that was dipped in the flood. These can include wood and upholstered furniture, as well as other porous materials. Things made in glass, metal and plastic should be checked and disinfected too. The same goes for carpets because mold spores do not go away even if you have already cleaned the carpeting. If your carpet is full of mold and mildew, it would be best to just throw it away.

Furthermore, you should use rubber gloves, eye protection and a mask when cleaning to protect yourself. Non-amonia soap and detergent are your best option for cleaning infected areas. Of course, do not forget to ventilate the room that you are cleaning.

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