Water Damage Repair & Clean Up
One of the most traumatic disaster occurrences facing property owners, insurance companies and risk managers is water damage. Whether caused by a natural or man-made disaster, moisture is a fast and silent destroyer of furnishings, equipment and building interiors. The result of the damage is costly repairs and often replacement. Timing is crucial to the dehumidification of a building and the prevention of the growth of destructive mold and mildew.
In today’s era of environmental health it is clear that proper water damage restoration is imperative. There is more to water restoration than extracting water from the carpet and padding. Controlling the growth of mold and drying the entire water damaged structure including hidden wall cavity’s where mold may flourish is are primary concern.
Obviously water damage restoration must be performed by trained technicians who understand proper procedures. Trained technicians will provide the necessary adjustments to the environment by altering temperature and humidity levels to deter production of mold, mildew and bacteria.
Water damaged building interiors provide the environment for the growth and reproduction of mildew and bacteria. One of the favorite foods for bacteria and mildew is the decaying organic building materials. This, coupled with warm humid air, creates the ideal environment for microbial growth. Mold and mildew may cause Immunological reactions like asthma, HP, and allergic rhinitis. Contact with fungi may also lead to dermatitis. It is thought that these conditions are caused by an immune response to fungal agents. The most common symptoms associated with allergic reactions are runny nose, eye irritation, cough, congestion, and aggravation of asthma.11, 12 HP may occur after repeated exposures to an allergen and can result in permanent lung damage.
If you have water damage or you think that there may be damage behind the walls, don’t delay and call PTCC. This issue can become critical and affect your health and your love ones.
For immediate assistance call 301-725-6459 or Email us on our contact us page.