The Source of Basement Water That’s Causing Flooding

Minor leakage rarely causes structural damage and flood cleanup might not even be an option that’s worth considering. However, leakage is still a major inconvenience no matter what angle you’re going to look at. Other people may also be turned off by the odor that is caused by mold and mildew. Aside from that, allergic reactions and respiratory ailments seem inevitable to those that have weak immune systems. While it’s still minimal, water damage must be fixed to avoid dealing with mold. The faster the water damage restoration, the better.

Flooded basement

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Taking a look at the water damage once isn’t going to help you determine the severity of the problem right away. The most common defect that’s always identified during inspection is water damage in the basement. Luckily, it’s also one of the most preventable types of water leakage. It’s usually the result of improper exterior grading, cracked exterior surfaces, lack of proper gutters, etc. Continue reading


Eliminate the Effects of Mold from Water Damage

Your home requires water damage restoration to avoid the growth of water damage mold. Water damage is viewed as a problem that affects plenty of homes ever year. If you’re a homeowner, you need to precisely learn about water damage and it various forms. There are a lot of ways that water damage can occur and there are also a lot of sources of the problem. Structural damage aside, the most severe effect of water damage is mold growth. People hire professionals to deal with mold because they are hard to deal with, especially those that came from water damage.

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Mold has the potential to grow just after a few days after water has engulfed some areas of your home. Because a large area has been filled with water, mold can expand rapidly, even throughout the entire area that has been affected by water damage. Mold can also contribute to structural damage, but the most infamous effect of mold is being a danger to the health of your family. Continue reading

Water-borne Diseases and Floods: Facts and Avoidance

contaminated drinking waterSure, you might have finished the tedious process of flood restoration and cleanup, but after one day of doing so, you might be suffering from a painful, and debilitating disease. You may have gotten it while in the process of cleaning up, especially if you refused to wear protective gear while doing so. You may have dried and disinfected the floors, walls, pieces of furniture, attic, prevented mold growth in susceptible areas and cleared out the basement but you might have made one fatal mistake: you did not look out for your safety and well-being. That said, here are some of the flood-borne diseases that you may experience if you disregard your welfare during the ordeal:

Typhoid Fever

One of the reasons why you need to protect yourself during flood restoration is because of Typhoid Fever. This can be transmitted through person-to-person interaction and through food and water consumption. Primarily common in third world countries, it is potentially debilitating and is caused by certain strains of Salmonella paratyphoid, namely: S. Paratyphi, S. Schottmuelleri, and S. Hirschfeldii. In the event of floods, it can be communicated be transmitted through: Continue reading