our daughter home has bee... #424603 - Ask Extension


our daughter home has bee... #424603

Asked September 01, 2017, 9:28 AM EDT

our daughter home has been flooded. All the dry wall has been remove along with everyting else. What should we apply to the studs and exposed areas to make sure mold is killed?

Lucas County Ohio

Expert Response

The Ohio Department of Health has good information on Emergency Flood Cleanup and Mold. As you mentioned in your question, they recommend,  “Throw away items that cannot be disinfected, like wall coverings, cloth, rugs, and drywall”.

“Clean walls, hard floors, and other surfaces with soap and water. Use a mixture of 1 cup bleach and 1 gallon water to disinfect”.

“Use fans, air condition units, and dehumidifiers for drying”.

For more information, visit their website at https://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/eh/healthyhomes/Emergency%20Flood%20Cleanup%20and%20Mold.aspx

Another resource for information is to search: cleaning up flood damaged home FEMA. 

Patrice Powers-Barker Replied September 01, 2017, 3:45 PM EDT

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