Beware of mold caused by Hurricane Sandy
Mold has become a major concern for businesses hit by the storm, we loan a few tips for dealing with this messy problem.
As electricity and heat slowly returned to the tri-state area, many home and business owners learned of new problems caused by Hurricane Sandy when she hit almost one month ago. One such issue is mold.
Heavy rain and storm surges filled many usually dry spaces with inches—and sometimes feet—of water. In a booklet called Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home, the Environmental Protection Agency explains, “Flood water can make the air in your home unhealthy. This is because when things get wet for more than 2 days they usually get moldy. There may also be germs and bugs in your home after a flood.”
Dr. Clifford Basset, an allergy specialist and a professor at New York University, wrote on FoxNews.com, “If areas of your home have been wet for two or more days, you may be