1. Health RisksFlood and water damage is one of the most costly and common hazards in the United States, according to FEMA. When the damage is left untreated, it can result in a myriad of health risks, including:
- Contamination – Chemicals, dirt, and toxins can enter your business through the flood or water and can contaminate drinking water, pollute the air, and breed harmful bacteria.
- Mold – Any presence of moisture can breed mold, and once it starts it can spread quickly and easily. Mold in your business can mean respiratory infections, chronic headaches, allergies and a host of other health concerns for your employees and customers.
- Bugs – Bugs love moisture, and they commonly seek out wet areas to lay their eggs. No business owner wants to have a bug problem. Hatching eggs bring even more bugs, and dying bugs spread disease.