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What To Know About Roof Leaks and Mold

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

White ceiling tiles wet and with black mold growth due to roof leak. Leaving a leak unattended could lead to potential mold problems.

How A Leak Can Lead To Mold

If you're worried about the possibility of black mold, at your Harbor Island, WA, business, then you may be wondering what sorts of mitigation steps you can take to help prevent this problem. One step you can take is preventing roof leak damages. Here’s what you should know about how a leak can lead to mold.

1. A Leak Can Cause Water Damage

A leak can lead to further water damage such as a ceiling leak if it is left unattended too long. Water can seep into the surrounding material causing it to weaken, crumble or grow soggy. These damages if left unattended could lead to further damages such as Weakening the structural integrity of the property.

2. Water Damage Can Lead To Mold

Water damage can lead to mold. If left unattended long enough mold can even turn into black mold which may be hazardous to both the building and your staff. Because mold is a fungus that feeds off the organic material surrounding it such as the drywall, wood, or carpeting of the building. This means that mold can cause even further damage than the water leak which may have been the source of the original problem.

3. Leaks Should Be Repaired Quickly

If you do have a roof leak at your place of business it’s important to contact a local mold remediation service as quickly as possible. These professionals will have the tools and knowledge needed to find any leaks, fix water damage, and also look for potential mold problems. If you have any other questions these professionals can help.

It's important to understand that leaving a leak unattended could lead to potential mold problems. All mold, including black mold, requires dim and damp conditions in which to grow, and the leak can create the desired habitat. If you do find a leak it’s important to have it fixed as quickly as possible.

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