Several years ago, there was a great deal of excitement among astronomers. They believed they had found signs of erosion on Mars. The implications of this discovery were enormous. You see, if there was once erosion on Mars, then there was once water on Mars. If there was once water on Mars, then maybe there was once life on Mars. Before you know it, there are little green men everywhere.
Water is the fount of all life. When that life is you and me, we think it is a wonderful thing. But mold, bacteria and viruses are life too. Every room of every building you have ever been in contains mold, bacteria and viruses. Most of these pathogens are in a dormant stage. The element that moves them into an active stage is water. Add water and they decide to be fruitful and multiply.
If water damages your business or home, there are some basic facts you need to know to protect your health.
* Water damage to your structure becomes progressively worse as time passes.
* Most building materials, such as gypsum and wood, are a cornucopia of food for mold. Mold growth can begin within 48 hours.
* Bacteria and viruses do not eat drywall. But they do feed on a microscopic layer of biological material that covers most home surfaces. Within 72 hours, clean water can become grossly unsanitary.
* Water amplifies the deleterious effects of mold, bacteria, viruses and parasites. For example, the fecal material of rodents is highly unsanitary. Water spreads the pathogens into other parts of the building. It also dramatically increases the growth of the pathogens.
When water attacks your home, protect your family. Call a certified water damage professional. Rainbow International technicians are specially trained to take the steps necessary to minimize the health risks associated with a water damage emergency.
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