Health Risks Associated with Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage can negatively affect both your health and the health of your home.  Once you determine that you have water damage, you must act quickly to remedy the situation.  But how do you spot it?  It’s not always an obvious issue.  Here are the signs to look for:

  • Peeling, bubbling, or flaking paint
  • Small hairline cracks or a larger, spiderwebbed pattern of cracks
  • Water rings, usually a light brown color
  • Mold growth, especially in corners where walls and ceilings meet, and often in humid locations like basements
  • Sagging, bowed ceilings
  • Water stains, often a dark, yellow color, or similar in appearance to rust
  • Musty smells

If you spot any of these signs, contact us right away.  Water damage not only causes structural damage to your property, but it can also make you very sick.  Here’s how:

  • Certain types of mold may contain neurotoxins which are linked with severe respiratory disorders
  • Exposure to contaminated water can cause diseases of the brain, lungs, or kidneys, and problems with your immune system, which is essential for fighting off infections
  • It may cause headaches or constant fever
  • If your drinking water source gets contaminated, you may be exposed to other serious health concerns such as cholera, diarrhea, vomiting, typhoid fever, or scarlet fever, which produces a rash on the body, and mouth sores

We share this important information not to scare you, but to make you aware of the dangers of water damage.  Water Resto is here for you 24/7.  We will get to the root of the problem and fix it ASAP.

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