Mold Cleanup after Floods
The following documents were developed by EPA, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Occupational and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The documents summarize basic procedures for mold remediation after flooding and other disasters.
- Wear personal protective equipment. Wear an N-95 respirator at a minimum, goggles, and protective gloves.
- Use portable generators carefully, outside and away from the home, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.
- Ensure the mold cleanup is complete before reoccupying your home.
- Mold: Worker and Employer Guide to Hazards and Recommended Controls (PDF)(6 pp, 1 MB, June 2015)
- Moho: Guía del trabajador y empleador de riesgos y controles recomendados (Spanish) (PDF)(6 pp, 1 MB, June 2015)
- Homeowner's and Renter's Guide to Mold Cleanup after Disasters (PDF)(4 pp, 3 MB, June 2015)
- Guía del propietario y arrendatario para la limpieza de mos después de desastres (Spanish) (PDF)(4 pp, 4 MB, June 2015)