"Hurricane Sandy toxic mold will grown hidden and unknown inside heating/cooling equipment and ducts, floors, walls, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, and attics," warns Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 23, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s big ocean wave flood surge resulted in massive flood water building damage and unhealthy, toxic mold growth in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland homes, commercial buildings, churches, and public buildings.
“Toxic mold begins growing after just 24 hours of building material wetness. Exposure to elevated levels of indoor mold growth can cause significant and serious mold-related health problems and illnesses,” advises Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist and author of the new ebook Hurricane Sandy Mold, Germ, & Odor Removal & Prevention.
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Here’s how to find and get rid of Hurricane Sandy mold infestations in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland:
1. Read how to do safe and effective mold inspection and testing in each area of the flood-damaged building by following the detailed, step by step advice on the website http://www.buildingmoldinspection.com.
2. If water has entered your house or building, get rid of the water at as soon as possible by the use of water pumps, mopping, drying equipment, dehumidifiers, and big fans that exhaust humid air to the outside through open windows. Avoid the use of electrically-powered items in wet areas to avoid electrocution.
3. If water has soaked ceilings or walls, cut drying holes in multiple areas in such water-soaked areas, e.g., cutting a hole into the bottom of each wall section of your drywall, between the vertical wall studs. Use fans to extract and exhaust moist air outward from the drying holes to speed up the drying process.
4. Use a hand-pumped garden sprayer or a small electric, hand-held sprayer, to spray either boric acid powder or EPA-registered fungicide Tim-Bor on all walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and furnishings to prevent mold growth and/or to kill already-growing mold growth. Mix one pound of boric acid powder or Tim-Bor per gallon of hot water (hot to dissolve completely the mold prevention product)
5. Use a high output ozone generator (generating at least 14,000 ozone units per hour) four to eight hours in each room or area such as crawl space, basement, attic, garage, and inside heating and cooling equipment and ducts to kill both mold and bacteria infestations that result from Hurricane Sandy.
6. Use do it yourself mold test kits from http://www.buildingmoldinspection.com/mold_test_kits.htm or the services of a Certified Mold Inspector or Certified Environmental Hygienist for in depth mold inspection and testing of your house or building one week after flooding or water intrusion problems.
7. In rebuilding flood and mold-damaged sections of your home or building, read the steps on how to re-build the damaged areas to prevent future mold growth by visiting: http://www.buildingmoldinspection.com/construction_mold_prevention.htm.
For free answersand help for your Hurricane Sandy mold questions, please email mold expert Phillip Fry phil(at)moldinspector(dot)com.