Division of Environmental Health

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our Environmental Health Services office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.
703-246-2201 TTY 711
10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS
Director, Division of Environmental Health

Mold, Mildew and Fungi From Flooding

Mold in cabinet under kitchen sinkWhile Fairfax County Health Department does not perform indoor air testing or remediation for mold, this page provides links to resources to address some of the most common questions and concerns about indoor mold, how it affects human health, and ways in which you can prevent or remove it.

If you are a renter and have a problem in your rental unit involving leaking water or flooding, please talk to your landlord or apartment management company about the issue first. If the problem cannot be resolved in a reasonable amount of time, contact the Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance at 703-324-1300 TTY 711 or go to the Code Compliance website.


After a flood or major water leak, be alert to the possibility of mold growing in your home or place of business. Mold clean up begins after the water is stopped, the area is dry and can be kept dry. These websites offer comprehensive information on how to prevent and clean up mold: 

  • Mold - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mold - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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