Water Damage: Potential Hazards
Indoor air quality can be quickly compromised whenever there is water damage in a home or business. Mold that produces pathogens, allergens, irritants and toxins that may cause symptoms from headaches and asthma, to skin rashes can begin growing within hours, and it is important to implement preventative measures quickly and efficiently. For more information on health risks, please go to www.epa.gov/iaq.
Bacteria from sewage, groundwater, and old losses pose severe health risks from contact exposure, inhalation or ingestion. These conditions require professional services to prevent cross contamination and exposure that may lead to serious health issues.
Further reading on this subject is available at:
Groundwater Pollution: http://www.americanrivers.org/
Sewage & Disease: http://www.in.gov/isdh/22963.htm