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Remove Hardwood Floor Boards to Prevent Buckling
Remove a board every few feet to reduce buckling caused by swelling.
Remove Mold, If Possible
Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and countertops. Completely removing moisture and mold from porous surfaces such as paper, drywall and carpet padding is impossible, so these materials must be removed and discarded.
Clean and Dry Carpets and Rugs as Quickly as Possible
If sewage-contaminated floodwaters covered your carpeting, discard it for health safety reasons. Also discard if the carpet was wet or damp for more than a couple days. To clean, drape carpets and rugs outdoors and hose them down.

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