Flooding, leaks, and overflows… all of these can lead to water damage. Not only can disasters like this cost you money, it can also make you ill. Here’s what you need to know about how water damage and mold can affect your health.
How Mold Gets Into Your Home
Water damage is the leading cause of mold and mildew growth in a home.
It can happen when there is:
- Sewage back up
- Burst pipe water damage
- Plumbing or roof leaks
- Damp basement or crawl space
- Overflows from sinks or bathtub
- Areas with high humidity, like a flooded crawl space
How Mold Can Make You Sick
Infants, children, pregnant
women, people with existing respiratory conditions and the elderly are at higher risk of developing more serious health effects from mold.
Your pets are also at risk for respiratory illnesses that could eventually lead to death.