Protect Your Home and Family From Dangerous Mold and Mildew

Credit: This Old House/Danielle Boyce Batten

When it rains...

In 2005, it was an all-too-familiar sight in the media: homes deluged by the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina. Less ubiquitous, however, were images of the secondary setback suffered by New Orleans homeowners: an onslaught of aggressive mold left behind by the receding waters, an example of which can be seen in this photo taken less than a month after the storm hit, showing the scarred walls of Danielle Boyce Batten's home in Lakeview, where the 17th Street Canal levee was breached.

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