Staten Islanders Rebuilding Homes After Hurricane Sandy Warned About Dangers Of Mold
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders who are trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy need to be cautious of a threat that can cause major health risks months later -- and cost thousands of additional dollars to correct.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and a host of other elected officials began spreading the word about mold Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at Miller Field in New Dorp, warning residents to thoroughly dry out their homes down to the wooden frames.
"A lot of people are, what's called, gutting the inside of their house down to the studs," Grimm said. "They're taking off the sheet rock that was wet. They're taking out their insulation, and they're somewhat drying out the inside of their home. That is not enough." READ MORE …
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