With everything that goes on after a flood, the last thing on your mind may be the air quality inside your office or home. However, there are long-term health risks associated with not tackling wet and contaminated materials. Even if the water has receded, puddles are often left behind becoming a place for microorganisms to breed. Left to themselves, the microorganisms can cause allergies, more damage and diseases.

When you organize your cleanup efforts, create a plan to tackle the most pressing issues first. Removing wet and contaminated material from the home improves the indoor air quality and prevents mold, bacteria and viruses from wreaking more havoc on the structure and your health. It can be a long road to recovery after a flood, but protecting the indoor air quality has benefits long after the cleanup efforts have stopped.