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Avoiding Water Damage In Concord

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Avoiding Health Related Issues After A Water Damage Incident In Concord

One of the first things clients think about when there is a water leak in their homes is the damage the water does to their floors and the contents of their homes. This kind of damage is important; however, any delay in removing the water and moisture in the home can lead to increased populations of microbes – mold, bacteria, and viruses. Depending on the conditions, some or all of these microbes can cause health issues for your family.

SERVPRO is very aware of how water damage in Concord can affect how quickly microbes can invade and multiply. Warm and humid conditions, along with abundant food sources, are perfect environments for infestations to occur.

Food Sources
Your home can be a perfect source of food for microbes. Organic materials such as skin cells, dirt with organic material in it, the structure of your home, even your furniture and contents can be excellent sources of nutrients.

Most molds can exist quite comfortably inside buildings within temperature ranges from 68 degrees F to 86 degrees F. There are molds, of course, that can grow outside these temperatures; however, these molds are typically not found in homes.

Mold, in particular, likes a humidity level above 65%, which often exists after the water has overflowed or leaked from a pipe, spreading water across floors and penetrating carpets and walls.

When mold spores and microbes are in the air we breathe in significant quantities, significant health problems are possible. We can breathe the spores into our lungs, swallow the microbes or even absorb microbes through our skin. Your family's health could be at risk, especially if their immune system is weak or if a family member experiences an allergic reaction.

Preventing the Growth of Microbes including Mold
It is almost impossible to remove all of the potential food sources or lower the temperature in a home below 68 degrees. However, by acting quickly to reduce the humidity level below 65%, microbes and mold infestations can be controlled. Avoid delays. Call SERVPRO for assistance. We can help in all areas of water removal and prevent further damage from the growth of mold and microbes.

Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bow, Penacook, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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