UF: Beyond bleach: mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

UF: Beyond bleach: mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

UF: Beyond bleach: mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

One of the biggest issues surrounding flooding after natural disasters is mold, a problem that can stay with a structure long after floodwaters have receded. Considering that over 17 percent of homes already have some physical condition that contributes to leaks and that mold grows in temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 100°F, there is no wonder that we see mold and mildew problems after a disaster that brings flooding in homes and buildings.

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