Last updated 27 days ago
Mold can cause a range of allergic reactions in people who are otherwise completely healthy. There are even some serious effects that can be felt by those who have existing health concerns or a serious allergy to mold. In this article we will explore some of the primary health effects of household mold and how our mold remediation services can help you keep mold at bay.
Asthma and Allergies
Some of the common symptoms felt by those who have asthma or a serious mold allergy include itching, running nose, skin rash, cough, eye irritation, and congestion. Asthma sufferers usually experience an aggravation of asthma in the presence of household mold.
Immune Suppression and Lung Disease
Individuals with an immune suppression or underlying lung disease are prone to the common symptoms of exposure to household mold. They are also at an increased risk for developing an infection from mold.
Exposure to large amounts of mold on a regular basis—such as in the home or at the office—can cause severe health effects. Fever, flu-like symptoms, nosebleeds, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, liver damage, and respiratory problems such as coughing up blood are not unheard of. In some very extreme cases, mold has caused stomach problems, respiratory scarring, and serious illnesses. These symptoms may disappear when no longer exposed to mold, but in some cases they are permanent.
Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds
Microbial volatile organic compounds (mVOCs) are another major source of health problems resulting from mold exposure. Being exposed to mVOCs can cause eye irritation, respiratory system irritation, and nasal irritation. It can even cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea.
To learn more about the health effects of mold exposure, call Utah Disaster Kleenup at (801) 230-4380. We have been serving Utah since 1974, so we are experts in the field of mold removal. For more information about our mold remediation and removal services, visit our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
Did you know that about 80 percent of fire- and water-damaged electronics and communications equipment can be restored to its pre-contaminated condition? Restoration, in fact, can save as much as 85 percent over replacement cost. At Utah Disaster Kleenup, we can complete an electronics decontamination service for your home or office in a matter of days. We can restore home appliances, entertainment systems, control devices, and computer systems. For your office we can restore manufacturing and testing equipment, radio and phone systems, robotics and automation components security and surveillance systems, and more. Corrosion can begin shortly after a disaster has occurred, so it’s important to call us right away for a free estimate to find out how we can help you.
To get in touch with the electronic decontamination experts at Utah Disaster Kleenup, give us a call at (801) 230-4380. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit our website to learn more about how we can restore your electronics to the state they were in.
Last updated 1 month ago
It can be overwhelming to see your property after a fire. Not only do you have to schedule a fire damage restoration service to clean your home, but you’ve got to deal with your home insurance company too. For tips on how to manage communications with your insurance company, read this article.
Request an Advance
Were you forced to evacuate your home following fire damage? If so, you probably didn’t have time to grab basic necessities such as clothing and toiletries. Fortunately, your insurance company can give you the money you need to pay for these items—even before your claim is approved. Simply ask your insurance company for an advance against your eventual claim.
Treat Your Property
Many insurance policies require that you take steps to mitigate damages. For example, even if you have put out a fire, you must call the fire department to ensure the fire stops smoldering. This will prevent a costly and damaging flare-up. Prevent vandalism by boarding up your property or installing a portable chain-link fence.
File a Claim Immediately
Homeowners are required to report their loss as soon as possible. Call your agent or send him an e-mail as soon as you can. After this, submit a proof of loss claim that itemizes your losses. We recommend purchasing a three-ring binder to keep your evidence organized—including records of calls, e-mails, and letters—as you file an insurance claim.
Track Your Expenses
According to your insurance policy, you may be entitled to reimbursement for living expenses when you’re living away from your home following fire damage. But you are only entitled to additional living expenses. For example, if you spent $200 a week on groceries before the fire damage, and now you’re spending $300 a week at restaurants, you can only claim $100.
At Utah Disaster Kleenup, we have years of experience dealing with insurance companies. For tips on how to deal with your insurance company or to see the fire damage restoration services we offer, visit our website or call us at (801) 230-4380.
Last updated 1 month ago
The most active months for severe weather depend on your exact location, but weather disasters can actually strike at any time of the year. Tornadoes, hail, fire, and flooding have caused major damage in Utah. To make sure you’re prepared, keep up with the latest weather reports on TV, radio, and smartphone. Prepare and practice an escape plan with your family for each type of severe weather scenario. For more tips on preparing for severe weather season, watch this video clip.
If your home or office has been damaged by severe weather, contact Utah Disaster Kleenup right away. We offer 24/7/365 emergency services for natural disasters, fire damage, water damage, and more. Call us at (801) 230-4380 or visit our website to learn more about the professional cleanup and restoration services we provide.