- Be sure to properly maintain the plumbing in your home
- If you have a leak, get it fixed as soon as possible and be sure to call in a professional to take care of the clean up
- Be sure to properly maintain your roof
- If you have a leak in your roof, get it fixed as soon as possible
- If humidity is an issue in your home, be sure to properly ventilate areas that could be an environment for mold.
- Properly venting crawl spaces is not only beneficial for drying, but FEMA actually has rules around adequate ventilation of crawl spaces. For more information click here.
- If there is less than three square feet of visible mold the homeowner or maintenance personal can take care of clean up.
- If there is more than three square feet of visible mold, call in an expert to assess the situation.
- Inspection or testing may be necessary if no visible mold is present, and you have experienced flooding.
- For information from the CDC on mold cleanup and remediation visit www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup.htm#strat
Effects of Exposure to Mold
- Burning eyes, Headache, Cough, and Fatigue
- Rash, Sneezing, Itchy Eyes, Asthma
- Infections in the eyes, lungs, sinuses, ears, and throat
- Individuals at risk for mold are the elderly, small children, asthma patients, immune deficient patients
- Protective Procedures may be necessary to protect occupants and property when cleaning up mold.
- Hiring a professional ensures cleanup was conducted appropriately and provides documentation that cleanup was successful.