Mold-Haters Take Note

Anti-mold Rules for Haters of Mold

  • After flooding, you must be proactive to lower the possibility of mold.
  • Clean wet places immediately.
  • Mold cannot grow without moisture. Eliminate the source.
  • Discard porous materials with mold growth (i.e. floor coverings, drywall, ceiling tiles).
  • Thoroughly clean non-porous materials (glass, ceramic, metal and plastic), with a solution of household bleach, soap or detergent, and water. Use no more than 1½ cups of bleach per gallon of water.
  • Wash down walls, floors and other mold-contaminated areas. When using bleach remember:
  • Wear rubber gloves and other protective clothing including goggles and air filtering masks.
  • Make sure the area is well ventilated.
  • Remove damaged wallboard and insulation at least two feet above the water line.
  • Change heating and air conditioning filters.
  • Have ductwork inspected by a professional.
  • Monitor the area for new mold growth and signs of moisture.


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