Health Risks of Water Damage And How to Avoid Them By Calling a Professional Company
Posted on 21 February 2017
When you break a bone in your body, you unquestionably visit a doctor to receive the correct treatment for your injury. The doctor knows exactly what to do, and in a few months, you’re likely to have been successfully rehabilitated. Water damage is very similar to a broken bone in this sense. When it happens, you need to seek professional help, and if you do, things will go back to normal. But if you don’t seek professional help, you could be exposing yourself and your family to serious health risks. Today we’re discussing the potential health risks of water damage, and how using a professional company like We Clean It can ensure that these health risks don’t become issues for you and your family.
One of the primary health risks caused by water damage is the increase of moisture in your home, which ultimately promotes the growth of mold. Mold should be on the top list of things you do not want in your home. Mold can cause everything from aggravated allergy or asthma symptoms, sickness for those with immune system problems, and it can even cause major respiratory illnesses. When mold is in your home, MVOC (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) are generated, which typically irritates the mucous membranes in our bodies. Plus, routinely breathing in air that has been affected by mold can actually cause people to develop hay fever allergies.
Now that you know the types of health risks water damage can cause you and your family, there is no need to worry. A professional company like We Clean It can take care of water damage and ensure that mold doesn’t stand a chance at growing, at that your home is restored to its original condition after experiencing water damage.
Typically, our team starts by extracting all the excess water from the water damage affected areas. Using high-power pumps and a combination of wet and dry vacuums, we’re able to extract water effectively. This is likely something that most home owners are not able to do on their own. Once the water extraction is completed, we move on to structural drying. We use professional level fans that ensure the affected area is completely dried. Next, we use special cleaning products that prevent the growth of mold, erase odours, and remove damage the water has caused your surfaces. Restoration is the final stage in the process, where we rebuild or replace any areas that cannot be salvaged and require either new or restored parts and materials.
Although there are significant health risks you and your family may face if you do not take care of your water damage with a professional company, you can rest assured that when you call We Clean It within 24 hours of water damage, you and your family will not have to worry about them. To speak to one of our water damage restoration experts, give us a call at (416) 255-6666.