Restoring Flooded Buildings. Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E. Extension Engineer and Professor North Dakota State University Fargo, ND. Initial Steps. Use personal protective equipment Gloves, boots, eye and respiratory protection Shut off electricity if there is water on the floor
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Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E.
Extension Engineer and Professor
North Dakota State University
Scientific evidence links mold and other factors related to damp conditions in buildings to:
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies 2004
March 12, 2007
“Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation”
People react to active, dormant and dead mold - Biocides are not adequate!
(ceiling tiles, carpeting, upholstered furniture, wallboard)
Do not enclose wet/damp materials
Dry floor under vinyl
Air moves from stud wall cavity into living space