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Managing mold after the flood

October 7, 2010
PITT COUNTY, NC — After the flood, mold is a big problem — and not the kind of mold you might find in your shower every now and again, but the kind of mold that is tough to kill and can make you sick, according to WNCT-TV.
What happens when the floodwaters recede and damage remains, the article asked.
"It takes anywhere from 48 to 72 hours for mold to start to grow," said Servepro representative Mark Nance.
The longer you wait to take care of the moisture, the more damage will occur, the article noted.
If you have minimal damage, you can take steps yourself before calling a professional: "Lift the carpet up off the floor, remove the wet padding and stick air underneath of it to start drying it out," Nance added.
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