Unknown leaks or other untreated water intrusions can cause mold and bacteria growth. Due to the high relative humidity of our Gulf Coast climate, water damage can become a breeding ground for mold.
Water damage can contaminate the air, creating a poor air quality that can have dangerous effects on your family’s health. Mold and mildew can compromise your home environment and negatively impact the respiratory system, potentially causing medical complications in children, elderly, adults, and even pets. In some cases, this can lead to chronic respiratory problems and in other extreme cases (like allergies to mold spores), lung infections, pneumonia, or other health complications could occur.
The Key to minimizing health risks within your home environment is to assure that a proper dry out process has been implemented.