Flood followed by mold

The Delaware coastline is extremely vulnerable to storms, especially along the Delaware Bay Coast of Kent County. Sea-levels rise and the result is frequent coastal flooding events. In one area hard hit by flood waters today in North Wilmington, the Shellpot Creek bridge flooded out, and a makeshift dirt road was constructed to enable trapped area residents to leave for higher ground. Recent torrential rain in the Delaware Valley has resulted in highly publicized flooding. New Castle County airport officially recorded 7.5 inches of rain.

Where flooding is, mold is sure to follow. The spores are everywhere, waiting for the water to start their growth cycle. Any area not dried out within 48 hours is vulnerable to mold.

Take precautions if pumping water out of flooded dwellings, especially when you can’t see what’s under the surface and you don’t know what contamination has leeched into the water.

So get that water out, get it dried up as quickly as possible and treat it with bleach or anti-microbials. If you can keep the mold from gaining a foothold, you’ll be a step ahead.

If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.

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