It is important to remember that any threat posed by flood damage increases significantly when children are involved
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood and water damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the identification of some of the lesser known and less obvious threats presented by flooding and other severe weather disasters. In many cases, the threat may not be readily apparent.
It is important to remember that any threat posed by flood damage increases significantly when children are involved. They are not physically or mentally mature enough to deal with the problems associated with flood damage, and the health related hazards can be an even greater threat to their undeveloped nervous and immune systems. Children’s toys should be thrown out as opposed to risking exposure to harmful contaminants, mold, or bacteria.
Kitchenware may be salvaged, as long as it has been properly cleaned and sanitized. Wooden utensils should be thrown out, since they can easily absorb not only water, but also mold and other harmful agents.
Teenagers, while more mature than young children, should still be kept out of flooded areas as their reproductive, nervous, and immune systems may still be compromised. Teens are also less apt to make proper judgment calls concerning dangerous situations and the proper course of action.
Children may also be at risk for some of the cleanup solutions used in flood repair, such as chlorine bleach, which is a serious corrosive agent and may be extremely harmful if swallowed. Floods also leave behind a lot of debris and other dangerous matter, and children in these areas may be exposed to lead, asbestos, gasoline, and oil, all of which may cause problems if exposed to skin, inhaled, or ingested orally.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of flood and water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.