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Health Risks of Water Damage

by Sheela Philomena on July 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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 Health Risks of Water Damage

A number of health risks are involved with the issues of water damage, say experts.

Flood and water damage are one of the worst things that can occur in your property. Not only are you often forced by these circumstances to relocate, but also many of your possessions may be lost to the issues in flooding. One of the main concerns is the after effects on an individual's health which needs to be taken into first and foremost. Also, you need to find an emergency restoration company to get the work done quickly and efficiently.


Water borne micrograms are prevalent in many cases in the water that has flooded an area of your home.  When there is standing water in an immediate area there is a great chance that microorganisms might be present. Examples of this may include mold, bacteria, and viruses, which are often left behind by the flood waters. The main concern is the allergic reaction that may be brought on by the various organisms that are remaining afterwards. What type of hazards could be posed by these organisms?

Examples of diseases and health symptoms that are effected by water damage include the following. These could include infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and influenza which are highly transferrable through the water. Other health risk concerns may include asthmatic severity intensification, which may include wheezing, coughing, and a higher chance of catching a disease. All of these factors are causes for water damage needing to be done in a timely and efficient manner.

Often people think that they can deal with the water damage weeks after the event that caused the issue in the first place could be resolved. However, it is advisable that you handle this damage immediately, because you might be able to salvage the items that were saturated with water, and will not be lost permanently. However, after three to five days without any resolution these could be considered permanent losses.

A water damage cleanup company can stop this from becoming a far more severe issue. One the primary things that need to be looked at is they are IICRC certified in handling this problem. If you have water damage restoration questions  please call a firm and they will be willing help you solve your water damage problems.

SOURCE: SI Restoration

Source: Medindia

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