POSTED BY ALEX FERRERAS ON JUNE 20, 2013 IN REAL ESTATE
(Source: FEMA) â€“ With summer on the horizon, New Jersey residents may be looking in closets, garages and other storage spaces for seasonal items that have been packed away since last September.
As you search for items you need for the summer season, be on the lookout for signs of mold in areas of your home and property that may have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Mold growth may be hidden above ceilings, behind walls, in attics and basements or crawl spaces. Look for the tell-tale signs of mold, which include staining on walls and ceilings or a pungent, musty smell.
The persistence of mold can be the most long-lasting after-effect of a storm, and it can pose a health hazard for some people. Exposure to mold can cause nasal and throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation.