The Health Risks of Water Damage

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Flooding and water damage is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. It is tough watching your home and property be destroyed by forces beyond your control. However, many homeowners are unaware of the real threat that water damage poses. That threat comes in the form of mold. Mold can appear in as little as two days if water damage is not treated properly by a professional restoration team. Mold in a home can quickly spread, causing damage far beyond the original flood zone. Once it is allowed to spread, mold can be difficult to chase, even for an experience crew, which is why quick and efficient water damage restoration is crucial. If you have experienced flooding of any kind, contact us today for an assessment.

Water Damage and Your Health

Mold can be toxic for anyone living in the home, but for those with allergies, it is potentially lethal. Mold is a serious threat to anyone with asthma or other respiratory issues, as mold particles floating in the air will irritate such conditions. The symptoms of a mold outbreak can vary greatly, from migraines and fatigue to flu-like symptoms. The problem is, many people who suffer such a mold attack will believe that they have been infected by outside sources and will simply wait to feel better. If such symptoms last for an unusual length of time, it would be wise to consider the possibility of mold, especially if you have recently had water damage in your home.

It is important that you do not attempt to remove any mold yourself. Mold is dangerous to handle and must be dealt with by an experienced professional. Our highly trained team has the experience and safety equipment necessary to handle your water damaged areas effectively.

How To Prevent Mold

The best way to prevent the spreading of mold in your home is to isolate any water damaged areas and have them treated by a restoration crew immediately. Time is of the essence in such a matter, and procrastination will cost you in the long run, both financially and physically. Without moisture, mold cannot grow. A clean, dry home is the best preventative measure you can take against the threat of mold. Immediately after a flood, be sure to remove any objects from the area and allow them to dry. However, water damaged walls, floors or ceilings must be treated. Call Rocky Mountain Restoration today if you have recently experienced water damage or think that your home may be at risk.

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