Hurricane-Related Mold Damage

With the amazing power and devastation brought by recent hurrican seasons, it is never too soon to begin preparing for the 2008 season, which has been predicted to have near normal to above normal number of hurricanes.

EHA has over 35 years of experience with mold related matters and can assist you with assessment of the property and your health concerns.

EHA's teams of qualified professionals are ready to respond immediately with offices in West Palm Beach and Tampa Bay, Florida. Please feel free to contact us at 561-965-0250 in West Palm Beach, 813-236-8220 in Tampa Bay or via our corporate offices in Baltimore at 800-969-1441.

As public health consultants, our first concern is for the health and safety of the people who suffer through these unfortunate events. The potential for disease outbreaks and serious injury loom far after the threat of a major hurricane. As such, people affected by major weather events of catastrophic size must first be prepared to deal with the following conditions so critical to human survival including food, water and shelter.

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Long after a hurricane has passed, after basic survival has been assured and upon return to your property, the threat of mold looms. For this reason, we've listed our Emergency Prevention of Mold Damage & Property Damage recommendations below to help provide you with the first steps you should take to limit mold damage.

Emergency Prevention of Mold Damage & Property Damage Recommendations

Professional remediation should be considered, but with the following features in mind:

If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning, drying and remediation buildings damaged by contaminated water. They must be licensed and insured.

If you have health concerns, consult your health care provider or county health department.

If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations in EPA's Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, the guidelines of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other guidelines from professional or government organizations.

Do not let inexperienced and unqualified companies scare you into using their services!!

EHA has over 35 years of experience with mold related matters and can assist you with assessment of the property and your health concerns. EHA's teams of qualified professionals are ready to respond immediately with offices in West Palm Beach and Tampa Bay, Florida.

Please feel free to contact us at 561-965-0250 in West Palm Beach or via our corporate offices in Baltimore at 800-969-1441.

Contact EHA Consulting Group today for more information about how we can assist your company.