Mould Needs To Be Removed Before Moving back Into Flooded Homes
Homeowners and cottagers should ensure wet walls and other belongings get dried within 48 hours after the flood waters recede.
Federal biologists say it’s not often possible in the case of flooding. Often by the time people can get back into their homes, mould is already growing.
Experts say that everything that has been exposed to water and cannot be dried including cushions, carpet, drywall, mattresses, box springs, stuffed toys, and insulation material should be thrown away or discarded.
Information and other resources can be found on the Health Canada website, and the Canadian Red Cross is distributing free clean-up kits to homeowners affected by the flooding.