Forecast: Flooding with a Chance of Mold

March and April flooding will bring May and June mold. It doesn’t make a pretty nursery rhyme, but it is still something to look out for.

Summer mold in your house may look like a summer cold: stuffy nose, irritated eyes, skin irritation, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Mold can establish a foothold in as little as 48 hours. If you find mold in your house after a flood, cleanup and dry-up, and discard all porous and soft goods that exhibit signs of mold. This includes carpeting, books, clothing, bedding and upholstered furniture.

If you have experienced a flood, the entire property should be completely dried, including air d

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