Resources Available to Mitigate Storm Damage and Flooding
Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster can be very emotional. For many occupants and owners, there is pressure to quickly find solutions to allow them to resume normal life. However, quick and easy solutions to flood damage can cause serious future challenges. These issues need to be addressed by experts with specialized knowledge of water damage restoration and mold remediation.
What issues could I face after flood damage?
- Bacteria, viruses, and mold not removed properly can cause health problems.
- Buildings not properly dried could collapse.
- Electrical systems not restored correctly can pose fire risk.
What can I do to avoid these issues?
Work with a licensed indoor air quality professional with specialized knowledge of water damage restoration and mold remediation.
How can I find an indoor air quality professional?
Members of the Indoor Air Quality Association can help you deal with flood aftermath! Our Consultant Members offer consultations to assess what steps need to be taken in a flooded structure. We also have highly trained and educated Contractor Members who do the hands-on work to fix your home or building.
To assist you in finding IAQA professionals, we have provided a tool called Find a Pro. From there, search by state, proximity to a zip code, company name, individual practitioner name, or by specialty discipline.
What other resources does IAQA have?
Below are a list of other relevant resources, including brief instructional IAQA videos and other resources by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
IAQA Find A Pro
Tips for Hiring a Contractor After a Natural Disaster
IAQA Position Statement on Certification
FEMA Fact Sheet on Cleaning Flooded Buildings
American Red Cross/FEMA Guide on Repairing Your Flooded Home
OSHA Resources for Flood Resources and Response
Cleaning up Flood Water
After a Flood
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