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
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
EPA Resources for Flood Cleanup and Indoor Air Quality
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 – Protecting Indoor Air Quality [ [PDF – 898 KB]]
Flooding in a home or building can affect long-term indoor air quality — advice for cleanup, repairs, and personal safety…more
Cleanup information for workers
A guide for building owners or managers if heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems are flooded.
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.
Mold Can Make You Sick After Floods
Video PSA describing the risk of invasive mold infection after hurricanes and floods. People with weakened immune systems can become sick with invasive mold infections after hurricanes or floods.
Population-Specific Recommendations for Protection From Exposure to Mold in Buildings Flooded After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita[PDF – 487 KB]
Recommendations for Protection for Exposure to Mold by exposure and risk factor.
This material is provided for historical reference. Some of the information on this page is no longer current. For up to date information on safely cleaning up mold please visit https://www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup-guide.html.