When your home is damaged by water it’s important to hire a water restoration service to repair that damage right away. Holding off on water damage repairs is not only dangerous to the infrastructure of your home, but the health of the people living within it, too. When your home is water damaged, it becomes susceptible to molds, including the infamous black mold. With it’s blackish green color and typically slimy, though sometimes dry and powdery, appearance, black mold has been known to creep between the water damaged walls of bathrooms and homes, causing serious illness and sometimes even fatalities.
Though most symptoms of black mold are temporary, there have been cases in the past of permanent damage. The only sure way to prevent such damage is to remove oneself and family from the situation as soon as possible. Common symptoms of living withblack mold include:
- Respiratory problems
- Mental Impairment
- Internal organ damage
- Skin inflammation
- Mucus membrane irritation
Black mold is a dangerous situation, but it’s not the end of the world. When you find black mold in your home, call a water damage specialist you can trust. Call a family company that has been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s Fire and Water Restoration for your water restoration needs!