Basement Flooding...

 

 

Basement flooding

How do you clean up after heavy rains or something else floods your basement?  Keep the following in mind:

Molds can begin growing in your home within 48 hours after floodwaters recede.  Contamination of molds can cause significant health problems, including eye, nose and throat irritations, excessive colds, flu and asthma.

If you've suffered flood or water damage in your home, health experts warn that simply cleaning, disinfecting and drying the affected areas may not be enough.  Do the following:

Inspect the heating and cooling ducts.  A contaminated duct can spread and breed mold spores throughout the home.