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Cleanup and Remediation

On this page, you can find fact sheets and other resources from CDC and EPA on mold cleanup, removal and remediation.

Cleanup information for you and your family

Mold Clean-Up After Disasters: When to Use Bleach
Bleach and dish detergent, common household items, can be used to clean mold in your home after a storm. The steps to take to clean up mold will depend on how much water damage your home suffered.

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters
Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters
Guidance from CDC, EPA, FEMA, HUD, and NIH on safe mold clean-up after a natural disaster

What to Wear
What to Wear before entering a Home or Building with Mold Damage

Shopping List for Mold Cleanup After A Flood
Shopping List for Mold Cleanup After A Flood

Replacing your flooring after a flood
If you are repairing your home or building after a flood or hurricane, to prevent mold growth you should be sure your foundation is dry before you replace the flooring.

Fact Sheet: Flood Cleanup – Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems[PDF – 42.6 KB]
Flooding in a home or building can affect long-term indoor air quality — advice for cleanup, repairs, and personal safety…more [PDF – 42.6 KB]

Preventing condensation in your home

If it’s hot & humid outside, too much air conditioning can lead to condensation on surfaces and this excess moisture can lead to mold growth.

Non-occupational Uses of Respiratory Protection

What Public Health Organizations and Users Need to Know.

Cleanup information for workers

NIOSH Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers

A guide for building owners or managers if heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems are flooded.

Workplace Safety and Health
Dampness and mold remediation advice from NIOSH for workers.

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
Key steps from EPA in investigating, evaluating, and remediating moisture and mold problems in schools.

Additional Resources

Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods
A 2006 report by the CDC Mold Work Group addressing public health concerns related to limiting exposure to mold and identifying, preventing, and managing mold-related health effects following any natural disasters or other occurrences that results in flooding or major water intrusion.