Category Archives: Flood advice

New Homes Face Mold

Special assistant to state Sen. Marty Golden, Anthony Testaverde, said, “This here is a mini-Katrina.” Even the new walls in Gerritsen Beach will mold. The effects of Superstorm Sandy are anticipated to run wild in 2000 Gerritsen Beach homes as … Continue reading

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A Mold Tour Moment, Take two

Part of a bipartisan task force in the state senate working on Sandy recovery, State Sen. David Carlucci’s tour of flooded house may put pressure on insurance companies to do their jobs. Carlucci toured a Rockland home hit by Superstorm … Continue reading

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Congress Dragging Feet in Sandy Compensation Legislation

The second part of the Sandy relief aid package includes as much as $1 billion to help homeowners deal with mold remediation. Many of the 300,000 homes in New York that incurred flood damage in Sandy are now fighting mold … Continue reading

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Mold invades thousands of homes and Maybe a Belle Harbor School

Sandy has left one thing behind: Mold. It may have left mold in at Beach 135th St. and and Cronston Ave. in Belle Harbor, Queens. That’s the address of Public School/Middle School 114, in Belle Harbor. The auditorium was five … Continue reading

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Storm Water Carries Toxins

According to experts, if any of the Sandy storm water “just gets on your mouth or a musocal membrane, you may be in for a rough few days.” River water sludge from the storm carries human feces and contaminated industrial … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy Mold

“Superstorm” Sandy’s torrential rains and hurtling winds will be leaving something behind. Mold. If water is standing from 48 to 72 hours after a flood, the likelihood of mold is greatly increased. Mold can grow between walls, in crawlspaces, attics … Continue reading

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How to Clean up Mold

These directions are excerpted from A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home, at epa.gov/mold. If mold is severe, we recommend finding a professional warranted service. We don’t want you to get sick! 1. Wear protective gear during cleanup. … Continue reading

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Mold Brochure

Georgia Department of Health Mold Brochure If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold. Tweet

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Hancock County Ravaged by Mold

Hancock County in South Mississippi suffered a typical problem after Hurricane Isaac: mold. Just what you would expect after some houses were submerged in two feet of water. Flooded neighborhoods eventually dry, and when homeowners remove the ruined drywall, they … Continue reading

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Fighting Inevitable Mold

So, storm is over. You battened down the hatches, left town and came back to a soggy mess inside and out. When I get emails and questions at http://byebyemold.com/faq_ask.php , they are frequently like “My condo at the beach has … Continue reading

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