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Water Damage and Mold Mitigation


Storm water can lead to microbial contamination. Those involved in cleanup of structures damaged in Super Storm Sandy should take precautions to protect themselves and follow cleanup procedures that will mitigate any future biological and/or fungal problems. EEA has several resources that property owners and contractors can use. Follow the links to learn more:

1. EPA has published two documents “ EPA Guide to Mold, Moisture & Your Home” and “EPA Mold Remediation in Schools & Commercial Buildings”. Check our e-library for those.

2. HUD has produced a very useful document “Rebuild Healthy Homes – Safe Rehabilitation of Hurricane Damaged Homes”

3. Check our e-library for an Introduction to Microbial Mitigation. This presentation is taken directly from our mold awareness and remediation training programs

4. Learn about regulations and agency guidance, including the NYSDOH Guidelines on Assessment & Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments”

5. Take a look at our course manuals for the mold remediation worker & contractor, assessment consultant & technician.

We are available to provide Mold Awareness Training and the mold worker, contractor, technician and consultant certification courses on demand for groups on-site or at one of our locations. We have ongoing, open enrollment sessions scheduled through Spring ’13.

Housing & environmental health professionals should also attend our “Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioner” session on December 4 & 5. This is a great way to make sure that storm related repairs are done right!

Best wishes