What Happens to Your House When a Roof Leak Causes Mold?

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Is your Leaky Roof Causing Mold?

Death, taxes, mold and moisture—the four horsemen of Florida-forward inevitability. 

In the Sunshine State, our battle against humidity isn’t a seasonal passing; it’s a way of life. You’ll have to fight the sweat, the frizz, the rains and the foggy windows on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, so does your house. 

And in Florida, a leaky roof can lead to catastrophic results. This is one of the rainiest states in the nation, so a small leak can lead to torrents of water—coupled with extreme heat and damp conditions, and you’ve got a mold-in-your-attic-problem. A bad one. 

Types of Mold Growth

If you let that leak go unchecked, you’re bound to see two types of growth: either systemic or limited. 

  • Systemic Growth manifests when a roof leak spikes the mixture in a large area, encouraging the mold to grow in an unchecked, widespread manner.
  • Limited Growth occurs when there’s a leak at play, but proper ventilation keeps the moisture from totally taking control.

How to Mediate Mold Growth After a Leak

Step 1

Fix the leak. This is the single-most important step, because anything else you do would just be a band-aid over the issue. You need to plug the leak—even if it means replacing your entire roof, the total cost is a fraction of what unchecked rot could lead to. 

Step 2

Kill the mold with an approved fungicide. Show no mercy.

Step 3

Dry the attic out with large fans, natural air flow, mechanical heating or de-humidification.

Step 4 

Treat any trouble areas with an encapsulant to ensure total mold annihilation. 

Schedule a FREE Roofing Inspection today!

How Proformance Can Help

Don’t let minor leaks turn into major catastrophes—contact us today at 407-512-8661 to schedule an inspection!

We complete most jobs within 24 hours to minimize damage to your home and disruption to your lives, harness satellite tech to help with initial quotes and provide an on-site foreman to ensure everything goes smoothly. 

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home’s Value?

ProFormance Roofing
2041 N Hiawassee Rd
Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: (407) 519-3382

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

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