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Know the Health Risks Involved with Individuals Who Live in a Home with Water Damage

Written by admin on November 24th, 2013. Posted in Black mold pictures, Cleaning water damage, Hvac vent cleaning

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According to the American Insurance Association, Water damage is the 2nd most frequently filed homeowners claim, and the 3rd largest cause of homeowner loss in the United States. Almost 40% of all U.S. homeowners have reported loss due to water damage. Not only can water cause damage to your home and belongings, but it can also cause damage to your body through a number of health risks.

Standing water remaining from floods is a breeding ground for microorganisms. According to the American Lung Association “bacteria, viruses, and mold can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people at risk for lung disease.” With the reports of sewage and toxins in the water, flood-waters will likely exacerbate the growth of microorganisms in a home that experiences