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    Plumbing issues that affect health and wellness


    Plumbing issues are not merely an inconvenience. Sometimes it could pose a danger to the overall health and wellness of all the household members.


    Leaks for instance can cause slips and falls especially when the drops of water pools in a high traffic area in the house. These leaks also can spur the growth of molds when left unrepaired.


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has mentioned how dangerous molds are. According to its web article even individuals who are not allergic to molds, can incur illnesses due to exposure.


    “In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found sufficient evidence to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking exposure to damp indoor environments in general to shortness of breath, to respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children and to potential development of asthma in susceptible individuals.


    The rest of the article can be found here. https://www.cdc.gov/mold/dampness_facts.htm

    Plumbing problems that are unaddressed like a flooded basement can also cause dangerous Diseases. Vector-bone diseases or those carried by mosquitoes can be very possible in homes where there is standing flood water. Dengue, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, and Chinkungunya are just some of the life-threatening diseases that can be carried by mosquitoes residing in stagnant waters in your home.


    The Texas Agrilife Extension described these mosquito-borne diseases in a study that it has published. One of the diseases described is Encephalitis.


    “Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by certain viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. Human cases of encephalitis range from unapparent or mild cases to very severe illnesses that can permanently damage the central nervous system or, in some instances, cause death.” The whole study can be downloaded here. http://texashelp.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/B6119-mosquitoes-and-the-diseases-they-transmit-1.pdf

    Unresolved plumbing issues can also prompt gastro-intestinal illnesses. Even if the whole house hold does not drink tap water, using dirty water to wash dishes can lead to stomach problems especially with children and the elderly.

    It is indeed very important to address plumbing problems as soon as they surface.


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