Below is a Great Link on Mold Removal

C. D. Scallan
by C. D. Scallan
5 Materials
12 Months

Last year , my home state was devastated by a flood the likes of which we had never seen (and we have survived some horrific hurricanes) but this was something totally else . The predominant factor that everyone had to deal with after was mold--everywhere and on everything from the walls to the furniture .

If you can get to the clothing and bedding in the first day, bring it to a washateria and wash in hot water and Pine Sol, then a regular wash cycle with detergent . Some you can save , some not . Real wood furniture can treated and cleaned with orange oil which most furniture companies sell or Amazon ! Any particle board is ruined . Throw it out . Any flooring besides tile is ruined. Rip it up and get it out of your home .

Lastly , don't throw away your treasured photos . Separate carefully and set out to dry. There were some incredibly gracious souls here last year (professional photographers ) that offered free restoration . I'm hoping someone steps up again .

My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
I didn't put a cost on this project because it wasn't a project and you cannot put a price on someone's entire life's belongings on the side of road .
This is very good mold remediation product we used.
Be sure to cut out at least twelve inches above the water line when cutting out sheet rock .
We found that orange oil worked best to help clean and restore my in laws antique wood furniture .
I didn't put a price on this because you it wasn't a project and can't put a price on the sum total of people's lives when they soaked in flood water on the side of the road for pickup .
I know how morbid that sounds but don't give up ! My husband and I actually rebuilt his mother's home and his father and step mother's house pretty much by our selves . As many of you will find, honest licensed contractors will be hard to find and will have a long wait list . Don't be afraid to utilize sites like this one to get your hands dirty and get the job done .
Suggested materials:
  • Razor knife for cutting dry wall   (Lowe's)
  • Concrobium mold remediation   (Lowe's)
  • Orange oil   (Had it)
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  • Wendy Wendy on Sep 15, 2017
    Thank you Cherie!

  • MJ MJ on Nov 17, 2018

    Washing machine mold removal

    • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Nov 17, 2018

      The new high efficiency washing machines have a setting that you can use, clean washer or something to that effect. If you don't have a setting like that, just run it with nothing in it and set the water temperature to the hottest setting. Add a cup of chlorine bleach to the water and the rinse cycle.

      I don't have experience with front loading washers but I'm told that you can gently remove the rubber gasket and clean it and behind also. I hope this helps!