Water Damage Safety and Health

Whenever you have a flood or any sort of major spill of liquids in your home, you want to be sure that you’ve carefully cleaned up after it. And sometimes, that task is far more demanding than you can do on your own. Professional home restoration technicians here at SOS Restoration are trained to take care of water damage removal, sewage removal, and all types of problems and damages that can result from floods or other such spills. To help you even more, we’d like to draw your attention to some of the reasons why you need our professional assistance. For example, besides just avoiding water damage safety and health are major points in favor of resolving the situation as quickly as possible.

Safety from Water Damage

Safety is a must when there has been a flood in the home. Of course you’d think of cleaning it up so there isn’t a slippery floor, or removing debris that has gotten in the way to keep the place safe. But there’s also more to it. When there has been water damage in a home, the whole structure of the home becomes endangered. The effects can be quite significant if they are not well cared for. You may see water seeping into the insulation, walls, and flooring, causing the growth of mold. Mold will eat through the wood and end up rotting away the home’s framework. After a time, the walls and floors will slowly begin to collapse, and it will no longer be a safe place for anyone who lives there.

Health Issues with Water Damage

In addition, health issues can arise where there is water damage. Excess water causes thickness and moisture in the air, which contributes to the growth of mold. Not only does mold contribute to the rotting away of the home’s wood structure, but it also contributes to poor air quality. Residents in the home will be breathing in mold spores and contaminants that are likely to cause respiratory illnesses and allergic or asthmatic reactions. It’s a significant risk to health and well-being.

To protect your health and keep your loved ones safe, contact SOS Restoration for water damage restoration. Your home will be well taken care of.