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Preventing Mold After Severe Weather

How to Prevent Mold After Severe Weather :

WICHITA, Kansas :

Mold and the negative health consequences from the bacteria have become commonplace across much of Kansas as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began in early May.

Care should be taken to clean and dry the areas of the home where moisture tends to accumulate, such as basements and areas that have been subjected to standing water. This advice applies to travel trailers and mobile homes as well as permanent dwellings.

Site-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable if they sustained floodwaters.

Dampness in walls, carpets, insulation and wood provides an environment for mold to flourish. These materials generally should be discarded if they become saturated. Mold also can ruin paper and fabric.

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Joslyn from the Moldblogger Team

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2 thoughts to “Preventing Mold After Severe Weather”

  1. Hi there. I would like to know if there is any kind of spray to prevent food from turning moldy? I’m doing a project with food and needs to display these food items over a long period of time.

  2. Ng Jing Li,

    What kind of foods are you wanting to display? If you’re talking about regular fruits and vegetables or any other sort of homemade foods without a lot of preservatives, preventing mold is a challenge.

    Take a look at this article on Wikipedia for a few preservation ideas:

    Alternatively, tell us a bit more about what you have in mind and we may be able to give you some suggestions.

    Jonathan Wold

    P.S. For future questions off the topic of the current post, try using the “Ask a Question” feature next time.

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