Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Hurricane Water Damage

If you are on a beach south of New Jersey, it is likely a nice sunny day.  But If you suspect you have water damage from Hurricane Irene, remember that unaddressed moisture issues can lead to poor indoor air quality.  Check your home for water damage after the storm is passed and verify that your home is safe and dry.  This can sometimes be tricky as water damaged materials do not always appear to be wet.  For instance, moisture on a basement floor can wick up sheetrock walls and appear none the different.  If you suspect your home is wet, it is best to err on the side of caution and have a qualified professional assess your home's building materials for elevated moisture content.

P Quentin Unsworth