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A best-practices restoration company serves as an extension of a larger restoration team, including the homeowner, adjuster, contractor, mitigation company and other content-cleaning organizations. (Photo: Shutterstock) A best-practices restoration company serves as an extension of a larger restoration team, including the homeowner, adjuster, contractor, mitigation company and other content-cleaning organizations. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Floodwaters pose immediate dangers to human health because they often mix with contaminants on the ground, including pesticides, sewage, and trash. Even after the floodwaters recede, the microbes and mold that are left behind on clothing and textiles can spur allergic reactions, irritation, gastrointestinal disease, as well as respiratory and soft-tissue infections.

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