Rainfall From Hurricanes Increases Need for IAQ and Waterproofing2 minute read
Hurricanes repeatedly strike the Atlantic Ocean coastline
Twenty-seven hurricanes will hit the United States Atlantic Ocean coastline this year, which is one shy of the record 28 storms in 2005. Between now and then, hurricanes have continued to wreak havoc on the cities and towns dotted along the coastline. Homeowners have faced repeated floods from heavy rainfall leading to health issues and irreparable damage from mold.
Hurricanes lead to an increase in excess moisture
While mold is not a death sentence for normally healthy adults, it can lead to common symptoms of a respiratory infection including but not limited to headaches, coughing, and sneezing. For those who already have other health complications, mold can present a major challenge to an already depressed immune system.
For children, complications are more serious. Children exposed to mold are more likely to develop asthma, which is a serious health condition that does not have a cure and can be fatal in some circumstances.
Coastal towns serve as a warning for the rest of the country
The mold outbreaks in these coastal towns serve as an example of what can happen without proper planning. Homes need to be waterproofed to help prevent mold outbreaks and to have proper indoor air quality products like a dehumidifier installed.
Waterproofing and IAQ Products Help
This threat of flooding and excess moisture is not just limited to coastal regions and is currently threatening inland states including Iowa, which has seen record-setting floods recently.
Climate change has accelerated the need for products to provide healthy air solutions as homeowners and regions continue to grapple with indoor air quality issues from natural disasters like hurricanes. For more information about the state of the air in your region, check out our newest site to see if you’re at risk for flooding and the steps you can take to prevent excess moisture from damaging your home.
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