The wellness industry is growing by leaps and bounds every months as more consumers buy the latest superfoods and antioxidants to keep them healthy. Then there are the pharmaceuticals, flu vaccines and the like. We truly go to great lengths to stay well, but there is one thing that causes many recurring illnesses that we are exposed to every day, when we so much as wash our hands or bath. Bacteria such as hepatitis, E.Coli and salmonella lurk in our bathrooms and kitchens.
Poor plumbing can allow moisture to be trapped under your sinks and floors, or in the ceilings and walls, where it causes mold to grow. Furthermore, leaks in your sewage pipe can cause the fresh water to be contaminated. You may not even be aware of the issue, until poor plumbing manifests in recurring health problems and even death in severe cases:
Mold toxicity usually occurs from ongoing exposure to mold, and can go unnoticed until it is serious. Watch out for symptoms such as rash, coughing, runny nose, sinus, infections, asthma attacks, dizziness, fatigue, nose bleeds and more. This condition is extremely dangerous and should be seen to right away.
● Mold Toxicity & Poor Plumbing
Mold is caused by standing water. Even a slow drip can cause moisture to be trapped and for mold spores to start growing. When inhaled, cause toxicity inside the body. Ideally, you should get hold of a mold inspector to test and remove mold.
● High humidity is another factor for mold growth. Condensation on your windows is a great indicator of too much humidity.
● Invest in dehumidifiers to absorb any excess humidity.
● Open the windows for better ventilation and use extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom.
● Use a mold and mildew cleaner in your bathroom and kitchen and around any exposed plumbing to stop it from growing.
You will usually see symptoms of water contamination immediately, and if left untreated, can cause death. Early symptoms will include nausea or vomiting, rash, and breathing difficulty. Long term symptoms could include damage to the nervous system, kidneys, liver and immune system, or even cancer.
● Water Contamination & Poor Plumbing
If your water smells foul, don’t drink it, as it may be contaminated. This is usually caused by a sewer leak that contaminated your fresh water supply.
Drain clogs should be handled with care in order to maintain utmost safety. You should call Anta Plumbing right away to handle a sewer backup immediately to avoid your family coming in contact with any contaminants. It is important to use a strong disinfectant in your home, especially after working on unblocking a clogged drain.
● Invest in a water purification system for your home.
● Install a sump pump to prevent main sewer backups from flowing into your basement.
A good way to keep your plumbing in shipshape condition, is to get hold of Anta Plumbing for an annual plumbing inspection. We will look at your entire system from the mains to all the branches in your home. Using video sewer inspection equipment, we will look for any potential clogs and we can blast your pipes clean with hydro jetting equipment, which uses powerful water jets to scrub the inside walls, removing any build up. Call us today for drain services and proper winterization of your plumbing system.