Clean the Gutters
– Take the time to climb up to the roof and clean out all the leaves and other debris such as moss and algae growth. Gutter clogs lead to water build up at the lowest level. The water runs down the smallest cracks and between seams and travels along the wall to the ground. The water may be visible on the outside, or it could be under the siding. No matter how the water travels, it ends up in the basement or crawlspace.
Prepare the Crawlspace or Basement
– If the lowest level in your home collects water, preparing before a storm goes a long way to preventing mold. If you are unable to fix the leaking issue at this time place buckets for water collection and towels under windows will help you avoid flooding. It takes around 24 hours for mold to form, be sure you remove the wet towels often and clean the area immediately after the danger of flooding has pasted.
– If you think your lowest level has mold, radon, or any other issues, call a qualified radon testing and mitigation company. Testing for radon is not difficult, but must be done by a professional. Mold abatement or mold removal is another household danger, which should only be handled by experienced mold removal companies.