El Niño – Preventing Water Damage & Mold

A strong El Niño may bring heavy precipitation that can result in devastating floods and widespread property damage to some areas. These flood waters may contain chemicals and harmful microorganisms. If rain water or melting snow enters a property it can not only damage or destroy building materials and personal belongings, it can also allow for the growth of mold in less than 48 hours in many circumstances if the materials are allowed to remain wet or moist.