Storm Damage Repair Warning
As residents scramble to clean up the unprecedented damage from last week's crippling storm that spawned multiple tornados and microbursts, Robert Weitz, Licensed Environmental Assessor and founder of RTK Environmental Group warns homeowners that it is dangerous to repair and rebuild too quickly.
"Hasty repairs after Superstorm Sandy created health hazards and subsequently required costly re-dos," he cautioned.
"During Sandy, many homes and businesses were damaged by falling trees, massive flooding, and extended power outages. This led to panic. People started ripping out wet and damaged materials, causing even more damage than anyone could have imagined. In doing so, they actually created more problems."
Look out for:
Toxic lead-paint dust
Deadly asbestos fibers
Unhealthy mold contamination
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