Tornadoes are one of nature’s most destructive forces, having the ability to cause massive damage to your home or business. Not only can there be damage from wind and debris, but serious water damage could happen as well.

Water in your home can cause a list of serious problems that could become more hazardous over time. Some of these problems include mold, mildew, structural repairs, electrocution hazards and foul lingering odors.

Mold and mildew can cause a slew of health problems if not taken care of, including watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, nausea, fatigue, headaches and trouble breathing. It can even contribute to the development of asthma in severe cases. Some molds caused by water damage can even produce cancer causing mycotoxins, as well as liver and nervous system damage.

Water induced structural damage to your home could result in wood and foundation cracks, and damage to load bearing walls. Wires, gas lines, pipes and electrical circuits could also be impaired due to water in your home. Most of these issues can be invisible to the naked eye and are capable of occurring even if you manage to remove the water from your home yourself.

In the case of water in your house or business, having professionals who know exactly what to look for and how to deal with any issues is the smartest choice. Companies such as Home Improvements of America have the equipment and skills to handle all needed repairs as well as water removal.

By Sierra Waldrop