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The Health Dangers of Water Damage

You may know that According to the National Foundation Repair Association, a recent study determined that 85% of home repair expenses in the United States results from water damage. And that cites a statistics report that says “the average home insurance claim for water damage is $11,098.” But have you ever considered the health consequences of water damage that might result from improper drainage? And that you can solve improper damage with Niagara Precast WNY Catch Basins?

Water damage and improper drainage can have serious impacts on the health of individuals and families. The presence of mold, bacteria, and other harmful substances can result in respiratory problems, headaches, and even diseases. In this blog post, we will discuss the health dangers of water damage and improper drainage, provide statistics to support the claims, and present sources for further reading.

Water damage, whether caused by leaky pipes, overflowing toilets, clogged drains, or natural disasters, creates a moist environment that is the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria. When these substances grow and spread, they can have serious health consequences for individuals and families.

Mold: Mold is a common problem in homes that have experienced water damage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to mold can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, wheezing, and skin irritation. In some cases, exposure to mold can even be toxic, posing a serious health hazard to individuals and families.

Bacteria and Other Harmful Substances: Water damage can also result in the growth of bacteria and other harmful substances. These substances can pose a serious health hazard, and exposure to them can result in diseases. In some cases, these substances can be harmful even if they are not directly ingested.

The Health Dangers of Improper Drainage

Improper drainage can also pose serious health hazards. Improper drainage can result in water buildup around your home, causing water to seep into the foundations and walls of your home. This can result in water damage and mold growth, which can have serious consequences for your health.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold growth can occur within 48 to 72 hours after a water damage incident. This highlights the importance of quickly addressing water damage to prevent the growth of mold and other harmful substances.

In addition, a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine found that damp indoor environments are associated with a range of health problems, including respiratory infections, asthma, and allergies. This underscores the importance of preventing water damage and ensuring proper drainage to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Niagara Precast – WNY Catch Basins Made In the USA

If you’re in WNY, you’re in luck. Niagara Precast, a minority-owned company located in Tonawanda, NY, engineers and sells WNY drainage solutions. Owner Brigette Grawe’s Niagara Precast company has grown rapidly in the past 3 years by engineering and selling quality WNY Drainage solutions.

Our Drainage Solution Products, WNY Catch Basins and more

If you’re property has suffered flood damage, or you’re ahead of the game and preparing to prevent the next flood, Niagara Precast has the WNY Drainage products you need!

  • Catch basins
  • The original “Little Catch Basins” (Not found anywhere else!)
  • Floor Drains
  • Cast Iron Water boxes, sewer Clean-Outs, External Frames, Grates
  • Manhole Rings
  • Tee’s, Grates & Covers
  • Green Polylok Covers
  • Couplers & Reducer Tee’s
  • Half Length Solid or Perforated Pipe (9.75′-14′)
  • HDPE Pipe Solid or Perforated Pipe (Sold in 20′ lengths, 4″-36″)
  • Sizers
  • Culvert Pipe and Fittings
  • Landscape blocks, Etc.

And for up-to-date information on our products and sales, please also visit our Niagara Precast Facebook Page. For even more WNY Drainage info and product demonstrations, check out our Niagara Precast Youtube Channel (coming soon)!

Sources for Further Reading

For more information on the health dangers of water damage and improper drainage, the following sources are recommended:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Mold –

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings –

Institute of Medicine (IOM): Damp Indoor Spaces and Health –

Niagara Precast: The Costs of Water Damage –

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