Water Damage Prevention Is Good for Your Health

Guest post by Liam Edwards

I think everyone will agree that our health and health of our dearest is the most important thing to us. If we are stress free and we spend time in a healthy environment, we can affect a little bit on the quality of our lives. With a small effort we can make our house and car to be sanitary and safe for us and our family. One important step is water damage prevention.

Do you know what the signs are if your place isn’t healthy as it should be?

water damage prevention San Diego CAIf one of you has:

  • Respiratory conditions
  • Asthma
  • Coughing, sneezing, wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Frequent headaches
  • Eye, throat or skin irritation
  • Dizziness, disorientation or mental confusion
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Worsening of allergies
  • Anxiety

Water Damage Prevention is the best solution

How can we prevent these health problems? In a way that we prevent mold and a moisture control is a crucial mold prevention.

Check your house

  1. Find mold problem areas

Check your walls if there is some water stain, check windows if there is a leak and also check your pipes. Look at areas that are not visible such as the backside of drywall.

  1. Use proper ventilation

Open a window when you are making food or wash your dishes. Beware when you are showering that you run an exhaust fan.

There are some professional testing for healthy home such as:

  • air quality testing
  • mold testing
  • asbestos testing
  • formaldehyde testing
  • and much more

If you find water damage do not panic

So, if you find water damage, dry wet areas. However, it is better idea to call trained professionals like Gold Coast Flood Restorations or local mold remediation experts from Ottawa and Montreal who can help you through the process, to make you ensure that the affected area is completely safe. Removing the moisture and starting to dry out the area is a large task and if you don’t do it properly, you can make even bigger damage than you already have. That damage can have consequences on your health and health of your family.

  • Checking your car

We are spending a lot of time in our cars, daily using it to go to work or drive our kids to school and back home. It is important that our car is also healthy as our home.

How to see if there is something wrong with our vehicle?

You should pay attention when cleaning the inside of your car, to use as little water as possible and don’t close windows until the car cover is dry enough. If your windows are leaking whenever is raining, change them as soon as possible.

One of the best ways to prevent mold is to make sure the weather stripping is properly maintained. A good rule of thumb is to conduct an inspection each time you wash your vehicle. If there are any areas where water is leaking into the interior, the windows will begin to fog up and condensation will form on the glass, letting you know you’ve got a problem. Baking soda is a great item to help prevent moisture, so sprinkling some on the seats and carpet inside your car will help keep mold at bay. After sprinkling the baking soda, let it work its magic for two hours and then vacuum it up.

If you notice some strange smell every time you turn on the air conditioning in your car, you definitely have a mold problem. Also, many people will also notice that they are sneezing, have watery eyes, itchy eyes, nose and throat as soon as they run the air conditioning.
In a conclusion, I gave you some tips how you can prevent water damage but also to remind you that you don’t need to worry if you find a problem because these problems have professional solutions. Water damage prevention and mold damage prevention are good for your health.