There are over 100,000 types of mold, and without them, the world would be buried in leaves, garbage, and other detritus. While most molds are benign, some are damaging to people and the environment. Stachybotrys chartarum, or toxic black mold, creates a myriad of health problems. Here are a few health issues associated with black mold, and how you can help prevent the growth of mold causing them.
Because of their inherent belowground nature, basements are at constant risk of flooding during times of heavy rainfall. As such, it is important to know how to adequately and quickly respond to any water damage that occurs in your basement in order to prevent mold growth and further water damage.
How to Clean a Flooded Basement
First things first; open up all the windows in your basement (provided that it has stopped raining, of course).