Water Damage Knowledge Center of Las Vegas
Is Water Damage Dangerous?
Water damage exposure can cause illnesses and poor health in individuals that are more susceptible to stressors. They may experience allergic or immunological reactions from the microbial compounds. Not all people exposed to water damage will necessarily be sickened by the exposure.
You may be getting sick or already experiencing the harmful health effects of hidden water damage in your house. Even a small amount of water damage in a home will go a long way towards mold growing. Whether you have a slow, small drip, or an extensive flood, extensive damage is possible. If you leave the water damage untreated, serious health risks may occur and you may get quite sick from continuous exposure.
Attempting to clean it up on your own may be the worst mistake you could make. You could think you have gotten all of the damage taken care of only to find out that you missed a spot and have been living with mold months later. After months of unknowingly living with mold, the damage to your health may already have happened.
It is best to call upon experts to mitigate your water damage and make sure it is 100% gone. You will sleep better knowing that it was well taken care of.
Some Common Threats to Your Health from Water Damage
Diseases that may occur include allergic fungal sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, and hives.
Harm from chemicals, toxins and bacteria can occur depending on the source of the water. For example, a burst pipe can contain contaminants such as dirt and toxins.
Perhaps the most obvious health concern from water damage is mold. Mold can induce inflammatory changes in the airways, amongst other health threats previously mentioned.
Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Stuffy Nose
- Red or Itchy Eyes
- Chest Tightness
- Chronic Cough
- New Asthma
- Asthma Symptoms
Your home may be making you sick. A small leak with water damage may be the culprit to your poor health along with causing you expensive repair work to be done to your home. Please check our other articles, especially “The Most Common Causes of Water Damage” to learn how you can be ahead of water damage in your household. Also check out “Water Damage Restoration Costs“. By being informed and knowledgeable, you can prevent these serious health risks from beginning in the first place.
Accidents happen and you cannot always prevent water damage from occurring. Should this become a problem for you, please do not hesitate to contact RSI Companies. We will come to your house immediately to assess the damage that has happened. You will get an honest estimate of what it will take to clean up the water damage properly so that no one in your house develops health problems.
Contact RSI Companies at 1-877-562-9995 or use our contact form to get a solution to your problem quickly and professionally. We are always here and happy to help.
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