Hurricane Ida hit NJ, this August. Four months later, I’m still seeing evidence of water and mold in basements. In some cases, the basements have been superficially cleaned and mold has taken a stronghold.
This is a picture of mold under a kitchen sink on the first floor! The stormwater flooded the basement and was 18 inches high on the first floor. This mold has been unattended for 4 months.
There are numerous types of mold and there is mold in the air we breathe outside. Some molds however are “pathogenic” which can cause an allergic reaction in people.
Here is a picture of the electrical panel in the basement of the same house that was flooded. The brown silt on all the breakers is from the water. This panel and all wiring submerged including outlets and junction boxes should be replaced a.s.a.p. by a licensed electrician.
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