Hurricane Harvey proved to be one for the books, dumping 33 trillion gallons of water across the region, and many Houstonians are now picking up the pieces. In the aftermath, questions arise about how to handle hazardous conditions in homes damaged by floodwater.
One of the primary water-related deleterious agents is mold. Standing water and mold go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly. Water should be removed from a home as soon as possible. Then, homeowners should dispose of water-damaged materials that cannot be thoroughly cleaned and dried. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/mold.