If you have suffered Water Damage It is crucial to immediately begin drying any water-damaged areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Moisture and humidity feeds mold spores and causes them to reproduce exponentially at an alarming rate. Mold Health Risks, Potential health effects and mold symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. If you believe you are sensitive to mold or experiencing a reaction to mold call your Doctor and get tested for Mold Allergies.
Each person may react differently to the same levels of mold contamination. Some people may have no reaction at all, while others may suffer mold allergies, mild respiratory agitation. (I.e. headaches, cough, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, etc.) It is also possible to experience a severe allergic reaction requiring a person to actually leave the building altogether. Consider what happens to those who are allergic to peanuts. Most people can eat peanuts and have no problems whatsoever, but to some, just 1-peanut can become a serious health issue.
If you are Flooded and have water damage, immediately turn off the water and fix or repair the source of the water intrusion or leak. This prevents additional secondary damages, water migration and Mold growth.
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