08 Nov

Super Storm Sandy and You

Superstorm Sandy might be long gone, but her influence is still being felt by the millions of home owners she unexpectedly visited this week. Sandy not only introduced wind and water water damage and mold, but she also disrupted the economy, creating waves of financial havoc throughout the whole country.

Sandy is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States, and New Jersey and New York have suffered the majority of the estimated $50 billion in damages.

Three months after Super-Storm Sandy, mold lurks in once water-logged structures, in window and door frames, as well as hiding below subflooring, under foundations. It mottles partitions in sight. Also it could make dwellers ill, another blow to folks still recovering from the October storm that sent the Atlantic surging into houses in New Jersey and New York.

Mold is flourishing in houses that could not access the house for months because of safety concerns or never completely dried out, where the owners may have waited to make repairs. Other flooded properties stay vacant and unheated.

But even some who rapidly chucked saturated possessions, ripped out soggy wallboards and carpets and scrubbed partitions with cleaners and bleach are still finding mildew, because the residence didn’t totally dry, treatment didn’t work or unscrupulous contractors didn’t really kill it.

Mold remediation need people to leave their properties for days and can price as much as $15,000. It is not straight included in the Federal Emergency Administration Agency or New York City’s Quick Repair plan, which gives crisis repairs to citizens suffering from the storm.