Can Hidden Water Leaks Be Linked To Health Problems?

water-leaksWater leaks cause extensive damage to our lives if left unchecked. From soaring water bills to destruction of property not to mention health hazards. One of the most overlooked effects of water leaks may be the unforeseen health complications that arise after a period of time.

Water leaks need to be identified and corrected early before they become health hazards to you and your family. Here at ADI, we have experienced engineers who can help you to find the leaks. Here are some of the complications that may arise due to water leaks;

  1. Asthma, allergies and other Irritations

Leaking water systems lead to accumulation of water in floors, ceilings, and walls. Some leakages such as broken sewers accumulate smelly stagnant water. The water forms a perfect ground for the growth of moulds, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Exposure to these microorganisms leads to irritation and other disease complications. Some of the complications arising from exposure to these bacteria include;

  • Eye irritation
  • Nose, throat and skin irritation
  • Rashes and patches on the skin
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Coughing and sneezing

Don’t let your family members suffer from allergies and asthma arising from a preventable cause. Call in ADI leak detection team today.

  1. Migraines, Anxiety, and Stress

The leaking water pipes in your home leave behind damp patches everywhere. The extra humid air causes irritations and stress to your body. Wet timber within the wet patches starts to rot producing bad odours. The odour can be irritating and toxic to some extent.

The damp air causes headaches and mild migraines in some as the body tries to adjust to the increased humidity. The smelly stench arising from the rot also causes a rise in anxiety levels according to a report concluded from a recent study. There is no reason to wait for the stench and wild headaches to set it for you to consider repairing the water leak. Reach out to us the water leaks detection experts.

  1. Disease-carrying bugs and pests.

The wet and soggy patches provide an excellent breeding ground for bugs such as mosquitoes and mites. Mosquito bites are known to cause itchy red swellings around the bite sites. Underground broken sewers and drains house different types of flies which carry deadly infections. Some of the diseases spread by houseflies include;

  • Dysentery
  • Diarrhoea
  • Myiasis

Myiasis is a parasitic disease in which the larvae reside in the human host, which is you. It leads to complications such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Inhaling fragments of this flies may lead to respiratory problems such as Asthma.

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