Minimize The Risk of Mold

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Health Department, homeowners can minimize the risk of mold by keeping these tips in mind.

  • Fix all water leaks
  • Decrease mold growth by lowering the humidity within your house.
  • Within 24 – 48 hours of contact with water, clean and dry any damp furnishings.
  • Clean all hard surfaces with bleach and water solution and or detergent. Dry surfaces completely.
  • Add fiber glass insulation on all cold surfaces (i.e. pipes, roof, walls, and flooring) in order to prevent condensation or constant moisture.
  • Carpeting and or laminate flooring should not be installed in areas of your home which have perpetual moisture or condensation problems.
  • When remodeling your home or constructing a new home, seek building products that help minimize the potential for condensation / moisture and mold growth with products such as MemBrain, a smart vapor retarder placed inside wall cavities.
Please note that this section highlights examples of safety precautions that you can consider to help prepare yourself, others and your personal property for a disaster. Please recognize that a particular precaution may not be appropriate or effective in every circumstance. We encourage you to use your own good judgment about what is appropriate.

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