Have you experienced water damage in your Orlando area home? Often, homeowners are unaware of the seriousness of water damage, choosing to just wait for it to dry instead of having a professional handle the problem. However, it’s imperative to begin the water damage restoration process as soon as possible after a flood or other water damage occurs. And today, your friends at Drain Genie Plumbing Services are explaining why.

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Health Risks

Mold and mildew can start to grow as soon as 48 hours after water damage occurs. If left untreated, it will continue to grow and cause alarming health risks. Exposure to mold spores can cause respiratory issues, respiratory infections, and the exacerbation of asthma. Other health risks include skin irritation, skin inflammation, nausea, and immune system suppression. The more you delay getting help from professionals, the higher your risk.

Pathogen Exposure

If your water damage was caused by a burst pipe, the stagnant water cannot only breed mold and other microbes, it can also expose you to other pathogens. Stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests that can carry diseases and risk the health of your family and pets. Additionally, the longer the water remains stagnant, the worse it will smell. This sewage smell can cling to your clothes and upholstery, and will be harder to clean the longer you wait.

Restoration Becomes More Difficult

Finally, the longer you wait to begin the restoration process, the more difficult it will be to complete. You’ll be much more likely to be able to salvage your possessions if you begin the process right away. Our team will start with the most porous parts of your home, such as ceiling tiles and drywall, and hopefully be able to dry out as much as possible without having to replace large areas of your home.

Addressing the issue of flood damage quickly can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and may even save your home. Contact Drain Genie Plumbing Services today at (407) 490-1230 to get started on your water damage restoration.