Eliminate Health Hazards from Your Home

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Never assume that a water damaged house is safe. Going into a residence that has been flooded, even after the water is gone, can present a wide variety of health hazards that can cause several illnesses and allergic reactions. Do not allow children in a flooded home or while it is being cleaned, inspected or repaired.

Possible health hazards in your home after a flood:

  • Biological hazards – bacteria molds and mildew can cause illness when you breathe them in or take them into your body through your mouth or through a cut in the skin. Mildew may grow indoors after the floodwater has receded.
  • Bacteria and viruses – if you accidentally ingest floodwater or the dirt it leaves behind into your mouth, you might develop gastrointestinal (digestive tract illness)
  • Mold and mildew fungi – many building materials such as furniture, carpet and other items that stay wet for more than 24 hours will grow mold. Mold releases tiny particles into the air that can cause allergic illnesses like hay fever, coughing, sneezing, eye irritation, asthma symptoms or other respiratory illness that can be serious. Some mods may also produce toxins that could cause other illnesses. Mold contamination can be quite severe in water damaged buildings. The greatest risks are for people who suffer from allergies or asthma, and for the very old or very young.

There are several procedures that Priority Waterproofing can carry out to ensure your home has been cleaned and is safe to live in again. Contact Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your Toronto waterproofing service estimate throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662.

 

Call Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your Toronto waterproofing service estimate throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662 or fill out our estimate form.

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