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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Further Recommended Reading :
- The Black Mold Problem in Flooded Areas
- The Dangers of Toxic Mold in the Home
Joslyn from the Moldblogger Team