Background: If a structure has been flooded, steps should be taken to dry and treat exposed wood to prevent insects and other wood destroying organisms. Unaddressed wet wood can lead to insect infestation and fungal growth.
Important: Always understand certification and licensing requirements in the state where work is performed and ensure compliance with state regulations. When using products, always read, understand, and follow the label directions. Bleach is not recommended except when small areas are to be cleaned as it can damage wood. Bleach is corrosive and can damage electrical connections, metal fixtures, fittings, and other household items creating safety hazards.
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