The Dangers Of Bacterial Growth After Water Damage


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About Mold Growth and Remediation
Unfortunately, it only takes about three days for mold to take root and create toxic poisons that make us sick. After flooding, plumbing leaks, water damage from fires, or other water damage causing disasters, it’s imperative to have your home or commercial building treated by professional restoration services to prevent bacterial growth. Many West Palm Beach homeowners will wait for one reason or another to get help after they’ve experienced water damage in the home. But this is the worst possible thing you can do. And we’ll tell you why.

Why You Need Immediate Water Extraction

One would think that during a flash flood that brings flooded waters into the home, the water entering the home would be more or less clean rainwater. This is true, it is rainwater, but when it floods out your street it’s also loaded with bacterial growth and other contaminants from the sewer system. Bacteria can really make you sick, and so can mold. The old, young, and already ill have great difficulty will illness caused after water damage disasters. Common health issues can be:
  • Breathing Problems Like COPD
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Sinus Infections
  • Ear Infections
  • Stomach and Colon Bacterial Infections
  • Allergies
  • Mosquito borne viruses
  • Flue like illnesses needing antibiotics
  • Death
All that wastewater from the sewer lines gets mixed up in the water flooding the street and then gets into your home, and that’s dirty water flooding all over your furnishings and soaking into your delicate building materials indoors. Getting rid of the bad flood waters is important for immediate restoration. After flood waters subside enough to remove the water from your home, days could have already gone by. Water extraction has to be done before the home can be dried out and restored, so as soon as is possible you’ll want to be sure it’s done whether you’re in the area or not.

Why Structure Dry Out Services Are Important

Bacteria thrives in our sewer lines and drains. And the last thing you want to do is go walking around in it without knowing you’re getting contaminated. So for that one reason alone, stay out of any flooded water in your home, including water damages from backed up plumbing. Call for immediate water damage restoration services that include extraction and expert dry out. You want to be sure the company you choose actually gives you West Palm Beach dry out services that are comprehensive and not just a method of setting up a few fans in the house. Professional dry out services completely dry your building materials both on the outside of the structure and within all wall cavities and other spaces. Mold, mildew, algae, bacteria, and more can thrive hidden within building materials. With West Palm Beach restoration experts like ours here at Clean Air Xperts Inc., you’ll only get technicians that use advanced methods to ensure your home is thoroughly dry.

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