Indoor flooding is one of the biggest concerns of many, if not all homeowners in British Columbia. After all, they know that the source of flooding can originate either from outside (inclement weather) or right inside their properties (failed plumbing system). Preventive measures can help mitigate the risks, but just as important is knowing what you can do if it does happen to your home.
Keep in mind that mold growth and spread is amongst the most severe consequences of indoor flooding. Familiarizing yourself with the basics of these microorganisms will help you recognize their potential dangers and the importance of seeking professional water damage restoration services ASAP.
Molds are simple microorganisms, which means they multiply quickly.
Molds are simple fungi present everywhere. They need very little nourishment to survive, thrive, and multiply, although they fare best in warm and humid places. The fact that their spores can survive even the harshest environmental conditions make them even more impressive. However, this also means that they require almost nothing to multiply and spread.
As simple as they are, they can also be a health risk.
Molds aren’t a danger to everyone. However, people who have allergies, asthma, and weak respiratory functions may not fare as well. Furthermore, certain species can produce toxic spores, particularly the black mold. Even people who are otherwise in good health, when exposed to these spores, can suffer from health issues.
A prompt reaction is critical to preventing molds from spreading further.
Promptly reacting after you experience indoor flooding can be all it takes to considerably reduce the potential health hazards of molds in your home. In fact, just the thought of sharing your home with these organisms should be enough for you to take action as soon as possible.
As impressive as molds are, you definitely don’t want to share your home with them. So before they even have the chance to produce spores and multiply, have professionals take control of them.