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Flooding

Initial Cleanup Steps Following a Water Event

Paula Hensley, August 26 2021

Floods can be devastating.  However, since flooding is the most common natural disaster, clear guidelines have been devised for salvaging possessions and restoring properties after a major water event. The first step following a water disaster is to remove all wet possessions from the premises. Mold grows on wet surfaces and can create a serious he...

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Flooding

Mold damage prevention tips after a flood

Paula Hensley, June 14 2021

One of the most damaging parts of moisture is that mould thrives in humid conditions. Spring-like showers and summer humidity take their toll on the cellar and its humidity. Mould is a strong allergen and the spores it releases can affect the upper respiratory tract. According to CDC, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found sufficient evidence in 200...

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Floods and Mold

Paula Hensley, December 14 2020

When a city is flooded, it can introduce a new ecosystem consisting of fungal growth. 5o inches of rain not only does damage to the buildings it submerges but it also causes a lot of moisture buildup problems. Wetlands, which once were used to help drain excess water, have been turned into urban neighborhoods, offering little outlet for flooding.

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