4 Health Hazards of Water Damage & How Bio-One Can Help

4 Health Hazards of Water Damage & How Bio-One Can Help

Water damage is a problem that can lead to numerous health hazards. These include mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. If not properly treated, standing water can cause severe respiratory problems, skin infections, and other serious health problems.

 

Bio-One is a professional water damage restoration company that can help you mitigate the risks associated with water damage. We have the experience and expertise to safely and effectively remove all water-damaged items from your home or business and restore areas from flood damage. We also have advanced equipment and resources to dry, dehumidify, and disinfect your property properly.

 

Here are four health hazards associated with water damage and how our certified technicians can help you restore your home or business property to safe, healthy conditions.

Mold Growth

 

Mold spores are present in both indoor and outdoor environments, and they can enter your home through open doors, windows, or HVAC systems. Mold spores thrive in damp, humid conditions. When water damage occurs, mold spores can quickly germinate and grow into colonies.

 

Exposure to mold can cause various health problems, including respiratory problems, skin infections, and allergic reactions. If you suspect mold has grown in your home from water damage, it is important to contact a water damage restoration company like Bio-One as soon as possible.

 

Remember: leaking roofs and windows, a wet carpet, or even a burst pipe on the property require immediate action. Our certified technicians will safely and effectively remove all permanently damaged materials from your property and take cautionary measures to prevent further damage in the affected area.

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Respiratory Problems

 

Excess moisture and mold can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in young children and the elderly. These health hazards can cause asthma attacks, bronchitis, and other serious respiratory illnesses. Bio-One's certified technicians are trained to quickly and effectively remove mold and other contaminants from your home or business, helping to improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems.

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Allergies and Infections

 

Mold and other allergens can cause allergic reactions ranging from watery eyes and a runny nose to difficulty breathing and wheezing. In some cases, these allergies can lead to more serious respiratory infections.

 

Moisture also provides the perfect environment for bacteria and viruses to grow, which can cause serious illness or even death.

 

If you or someone in your home or business has a weakened immune system, it is especially important to contact a water damage restoration company like Bio-One as soon as possible. Our technicians can safely and effectively remove all contaminants from your property, helping to prevent serious illness or infection.

Skin Infections

 

Mold and bacteria can cause skin infections, such as cellulitis, impetigo, and athlete's foot. These infections can be painful and often require treatment with antibiotics.

 

If you suspect a mold or bacterial infection, you must see a doctor as soon as possible. You should also contact a water damage restoration company like Bio-One to have your home or business professionally cleaned and disinfected. We can safely and effectively remove all mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and fungi from your property.

Other Problems Associated with Water Damage

 

While mold is undoubtedly the most well-known problem associated with water damage, it's far from the only one. Here are a few others that you may not be aware of:

 

Your insurance may not cover it.

 

While most homeowners' insurance policies cover water damage from burst pipes and other accidental causes, they often exclude flooding caused by weather events. If you live in an area that's prone to flooding, you may want to consider purchasing additional coverage or checking if your insurance company actually covers those restoration services.

 

It can lead to structural and electrical damage.

 

If water comes into contact with electrical outlets or wiring, it can create a serious fire hazard. Always shut off the power to any area that's been flooded before entering it, and call an electrician to inspect the area before turning the power back on to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

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It can damage personal property.

 

Water can ruin carpets, upholstered furniture, clothing, and other personal belongings. If you have any particularly valuable or sentimental items, be sure to remove them from the area as soon as possible to avoid any damage.

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It can affect the value of the property.

 

If water is allowed to seep into the walls or foundation of your home, it can cause serious structural damage. This is why contacting water damage restoration services is important as soon as possible after any flooding, leaking roof, broken pipes, or any sort of water emergency.

 

Acting quickly is important if you've experienced water damage in your home or business. The sooner you begin the water damage restoration process, the less chance there is any serious problems developing. We can safely and effectively remove all water, mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and fungi from your property, helping to restore it to its pre-damaged condition.

BIO-ONE OF OCEANSIDE - INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED!

 

Bio-One of Oceanside is the #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Recovery Services

 

  • Crime scene cleanup

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  • Hoarding cleanup

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  • Gross filth cleanup

  • Deep clean

  • Junk removal

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  • Hazardous waste disposal

  • Nicotine stain/odor removal

  • Odor removal

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

 

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the most outstanding service feasible.

 

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August of 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations.

Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

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We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.

 

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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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