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The Northeast has been hit hard by recent heavy rain storms and flooding. Good Day NY called in mold expert Kevin Hinchey, President and CEO of H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting, to explain what to do if your home has a mold problem.

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As if recent flooding were not enough for New Jersey and New York homeowners to worry about, some now have another problem to deal with - mold.

The Northeast has been hit hard by recent heavy rain storms and flooding. On March 17th, 2010, Good Day NY called in mold expert Kevin Hinchey, President and CEO of H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting, to explain what to do if your home has a mold problem.

As if recent flooding were not enough for New Jersey and New York homeowners to worry about, some now have another problem to deal with - mold.

Hinchey was interviewed with a Union County homeowner, whose basement flooded following the recent storm.

"Mold occurs from having a large amount of water," said Hinchey. "We need to get rid of the paneling, the insulation behind it, get fans introduced into the area very quickly.

A treatment must be introduced to kill the mold that was starting to grow soon after the flooding.

"We spray an anti-microbial then a biocide that prevents [the mold] from coming back," he added.

Kevin shared with viewers the following tips in the event of water damage:

  • All paneling, insulation, carpeting and anything that is porous should be removed.
  • Start running fans in the area as soon as possible to start the drying process.
  • Introduce treatment to kill the mold that is starting to grow; this treatment will help prevent future mold growth, as well.
  • Insulation, carpeting, paneling, sheet rock and drop ceilings are often damaged by mold.
  • Mold infestation can cause many health problems, including respiratory damage and lung scarring.

Watch the full interview with Kevin Hinchey.

H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting provides mold cleanup services in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. H&H Environmental is experienced in handling projects ranging from small residential homes to corporate and industrial facilities. We use top-of-the-line, environmentally friendly cleaning products. For more information, visit hhenvironmental.com

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