How To Act Fast To Beat Mold After A Flood

October 16, 2017 The Apex Disaster Team

Hurricanes have once again dealt a devastating blow to the south, with Texas and Florida taking the brunt of the devastation. While many are left dealing with the homes or businesses flooding, one of the hidden dangers still looming are mold and mildew. If you’re trying to clean up a house flooded by a Hurricane, be aware that you’re in a race against mold and bacteria, which can grow quickly in damp environments.

Mold is especially dangerous for people with breathing problems caused by allergies or asthma. But high levels of mold can also cause problems for people who are relatively healthy. Symptoms of mold exposure include wheezing, shortness of breath, sore throats, flu-like aches and pains, and fatigue.

Mold isn’t the only threat from flooding. Bacteria may also be a problem if your house was soaked by sewage. Bacteria can cause dangerous gastrointestinal as well as skin infections. That’s why it’s important to stop these pathogens before they take hold of your home. You’ve really got 24 to 36 hours to work with after a major flood. The good news is that the faster you act, the more you may be able to save.

Call Apex Disaster Specialists if you believe you are having mold problems. 877-307-3088 or 850-660-6900. You can also contact us by clicking here

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