Dr. Henry Anderson with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, says watch out for those areas of the home that haven't been touched in a while. Dr. Anderson suggests wearing a dust mask whenever you are sweeping or cleaning things out to prevent any potential for dust or mold inhalation.
Anderson emphasizes because of the heavy snowfall this year, there is a greater potential for mold developing in basements or roofs with leakage.
The physician also recommends wearing gloves and long sleeve shirts when handling any chemicals or paints, to prevent contact with the skin. He then recommends proper disposal of the materials.