Sunday, July 10, 2016

What black water damage can do to the health

The dangers of black water damage


Sick with black water damage. (Photo Credits)

Category Three water damage or that which is described as Black Water Damage is the most illness-inducing kind of flood or water damage.

Weather-related flooding, community flooding, and sewage or drain related overflows cause black water damage.

The News Star featured what could go wrong with stagnating black water damage. Commercial Flood Service San Diego Read More        

“Mold and other fungi are bad for the house and for the occupants. Mold spores are an allergen and some types of molds produce mycotoxins. Decay-causing fungi grow in wood that stays wet for an extended period, causing it to lose strength. In a nutshell, a wet house is soon an unhealthy house and eventually a rotting house. To make matters even worse, such secondary damage may be excluded from coverage on your flood and homeowners insurance.”

Read the details here.

Black Water Damage

Restoration Master Finder described the dangers that come with black water. Read more Flood

“Black water damage is the most hazardous type of water damage and involves water that contains many harmful contaminants including microorganisms, sewage, and human or chemical waste.  Flood damage and sewage backups are the most common sources of black water damage and because of the risk to your health, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to clean up flood damage and any other black water damage because they have the right cleaning products to disinfect the affected surfaces and purify the air to eliminate mold spores and other airborne contaminants.  Mold, microorganisms, and toxins from waste materials can result in a range of allergic reactions and extended exposure can even lead to more serious respiratory problems including infections and difficulty breathing.”

Read the rest of the post here. for its part came out with guidelines on what to do upon returning home to a flood-damaged home.

“Keep children and pets out of the affected area until cleanup has been completed. Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup of affected area. Also try and limit skin exposure to the flood water and cleaning chemicals by wearing long sleeves and pants.”

Read the rest of the post here.

Have you ever dealt with flood water damage?

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