Most homeowners cannot truly imagine the amount of damage that water can cause. A burst pipe, flooding, or even excess moisture can quickly cause some of the most expensive damage to your home. The problem with contaminated water is even more serious, as water removal alone doesn’t address the health hazards that will remain.
Contaminated water can result from flooding, sewage leaks and other source, and can contain some very deadly toxins from toxic chemical residues to animal feces to parasites. Bacteria, viruses and fungi multiply very rapidly in contaminated fluid, and major health risks, like salmonella and hepatitis, are typically found in flood waters.
These risks are magnified by the fact that most homes contain a great deal of the organic materials, like drywall and wood, that pathogens grow in. In just 48 hours, mold can get inside the walls and start releasing spores, and any contaminated organic materials must usually be destroyed.
To keep harmful toxins from growing within your property, invest in the professional and efficient cleanup of Total Restoration Services as your Richmond water damage company. Our team of professionals has the tools and knowledge to handle any water damage cleanup job; big or small, residential or commercial, and guarantee that you’ll return to a safe and thoroughly sanitized home or office.