Leaky Roofs Lead To Dangerous Molds

Mold growth in your home is a serious problem that signals you may have bigger issues at hand. Mold can begin to grow on damp surfaces within 24 hours if not dried or cleaned properly. It typically grows where there is moisture, on anything from paper products, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, insulation, and wood. Since molds digest organic materials, they eventually destroy the surface on which they grow and spread on to any adjacent area that they can reach. 

This damage can range from minor to catastrophic and is a leading cause of structural damage in homes and buildings that have suffered water damage from leaks or flooding. To rectify the damage created by mold can mean costly repairs and clean up efforts, making it imperative to identify and eradicate any mold early on before such damage can begin to take hold. 

Health Hazards Of Mold Exposure

But mold is not only a threat to your home’s structure, but it is also a threat to your health. Mold is responsible for a host of health issues such as respiratory illnesses and chronic inflammation. Some molds, such as Black Mold, can lead to very serious health complications if its spores are inhaled. 

While many of these illnesses may take time to develop, it is important to deal with any mold damage quickly and effectively in order to keep your home healthy for you and your loved ones. Cleaning and repairing damaged areas is necessary in order to make sure that mold does not spread and continue to cause sickness and damage, however, keeping your home leak-free is the best way to ensure mold growth doesn’t even begin in the first place. 

Protecting Your Home

Your home’s roof is its first line of defense against damaging molds. A strong roof will protect against leaks, that oftentimes, are not even detectable at first. These leaks can continue to go unnoticed, weakening the structure and causing further damage to other parts of the home such as windows, siding, ceilings, insulation, and walls. 

All of these surfaces can fall prey to mold growth before you even realize that there is a leak in the roof. Mitchell Roofing Company LLC. has conducted emergency roof repairs of countless structures that were damaged by leaks and ridden with mold. This damage is unfortunate and avoidable. 

Keeping On Top Of Your Roof’s Condition

The experts at Mitchell Roofing Company LLC. recommend that if homeowners are concerned about the integrity of their roof or condition of their shingles that they have them professionally inspected. Keeping up to date on the condition of your roof can give you an opportunity to make any needed repairs before they become bigger problems that lead to leaks and mold. 

If you have any questions about your roof or would like to consult with a professional about roofing options, contact Mitchell Roofing Company LLC today.