Snowbirds Discovering Mold in Homes Following Hurricane-Irma Related Damage

Snowbirds Discovering Mold in Homes Following Hurricane-Irma Related Damage
Mold has affected many people’s homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

A number of South Florida’s “snowbirds” have returned for the season, and have discovered mold in their winter homes. In some cases, the mold may have originated from water damage that occurred when Hurricane Irma tore along the state in September, leaving a trail of destruction from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville. In such cases, the mold has grown unabated for two months, and will likely require the services of professional mold remediation companies. Communities and structures across the state sustained water damage from roof damage and flooding caused by the hurricane, which caused widespread power outages and left dozens of people dead. Residents of places in the path of the storm like Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale can seek relief from mold growths with the services of licensed mold abatement Florida businesses. Top mold removal palm beach county businesses eliminate mold from grocery stores, houses, gas stations, banks, churches, hotels and other places.

For the snowbirds who have recently taken up residence in South Florida for the season, they may have seen the damage from Hurricane Irma for the first time in person. They may see roof damage or water damage at their winter homes for the first time since the hurricane struck, and discover mold problems in their houses or condos. Mold growths could definitely have occurred following the storm as many residents in places like West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth lost power. The loss of power could have allowed mold to flourish as ventilation systems went down across the area. Snowbirds across the area can get relief from mold issues in their homes with the help of companies that perform mold remediation west palm beach work.

Mold growths in South Florida locations like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Jupiter can impact people’s quality of life and health. Exposure to mold can result in respiratory complications, rashes, headaches and other symptoms.


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