Water damage can result from malfunctioning pipes, burst pipes, sewage backups, and overflowing fixtures. The situation becomes even more challenging for residents in areas susceptible to severe storms and other natural disasters.
Flood waters can introduce harmful substances into homes. Many residents report persistent indoor dampness and have observed mold growth in the corners of their homes. In some residences, these signs become evident within a few hours; in others, they might take weeks to manifest.
Overlooking dampness and mold growth can lead to various symptoms affecting the eyes, skin, nose, and respiratory system. While most of these symptoms may appear a week after the water damage, it is crucial to act swiftly upon detecting any signs.