While the floods have receded in Northern California cities and towns, many residents are now having to face the dangers of mold.
Did you know that mold can begin to grow merely a day or two after flooding? In this issue, we’ll talk about that and steps you can take to curb the growth of mold in your home or business.
MOLD DANGERS FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FLOODING
Winter-time flooding has been especially tough for Northern California residents this year.
Just last month, the Coyote Creek flooded in San Jose, leaving nearby residents with flooded basements and standing water inside their homes.
Speaking with the San Francisco Chronicle, one resident said that water seeped into the crawl space of his home, which had been tagged as safe to live in. Once the water receded, “green and black disgusting mold” took over, the resident said.
HOW QUICKLY MOLD CAN INFEST A HOME AFTER FLOODING
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold spores can begin to grow inside a residence within 48-72 hours. Often, the spores aren’t visible because they’re behind walls, inside door frames, underneath floorboards or other easy-to-miss places.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT MOLD INFESTATION AFTER FLOODING
The types of storms that triggered the flooding can happen just about anywhere. With help from the California Department of Public Health, here are a few ways that you can stem the growth of mold spores in your home after a flood.
CALL THE MOLD REMEDIATION EXPERTS AT J&M OF SAN DIEGO
If you experience flooding or other forms of water damage in your home or business, it’s imperative that mold spores be removed as quickly as possible.
Here at J&M Keystone, we’re certified in home and business mold remediation.
We’re available around the clock, so call us; our number is 800-368-2757.
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