While mold may be a visible product of moisture in your home, it may also come along with other side-effects of dampness following water damage. Once excessive moisture or significant water damage reaches a room or floor of your home, it is nearly impossible to recover without professional remediation. Although mold is often a visible product of dampness and moisture in your home, consider these additional effects of water damage that can have detrimental effects on your health over time.
Pests and Bacteria
Particularly after significant leaks or floods, standing water in your home can often become sources of bacteria if left to sit over an extended period. Not only does this contribute to mold growth in your home, but it also holds the potential to draw in mosquitoes and other pests that can cause painful, bothersome bites and also make you sick. When you’re dealing with water damage and mold in your home, the last thing you need is a pest infestation to worsen the situation and put your health at risk.
Dust Mite Waste
Along with mold as one of the most well-known allergens, dust mites and dust mite waste are also known cause congestion and respiratory complications for people exposed to environments with water damage. Although this particular pest is an allergen that is most often found in your carpet, water damage and moisture exposure to flooring can worsen your air quality. As drywall, flooring, and carpet become soaked with water, otherwise airborne allergens, such as dust, are stirred and heightened by new mold growth in the space.
As moisture and mold deteriorate furniture and other belongings in a water-damaged room, these materials may release toxic gases and airborne chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. This process often occurs as paints, stains, and paper materials break down in the water, causing gases and dangerous chemicals to release into the air of your home. For this reason, it is especially important to remove deteriorating furniture from a room that is more susceptible to flooding.
Call In The Experts At Environmental Consulting & Contracting Today
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.