Following the flood, many families in North Dakota are dealing with a common aftermath of flooding:
The mold occurs when lingering flood waters recede. The water trapped inside flooded homes allows mold to make a foothold in living areas reserved for people. Individuals with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and children are most at risk; but anyone can develop a sensitivity to mold if they live with it, and breathe it in constantly.
Cleaning and drying flooded living areas will help prevent mold; or at least help to control it.
Dry surfaces do not promote mold; so if a residence has been saturated, stripping it down to dry, hard surfaces can go a long way in mold control. Materials like sheet rock or other porous construction materials may have to be removed by remediators; but non porous items can be salvaged, especially if they have been cleaned of mold and spores.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.