What Happens to Your House When a Roof Leak Causes Mold?
Our battle against humidity in the Sunshine State is not a passing fad. It’s part of our daily life. You will have to battle the humidity, the sweat, the rain, and the foggy windows every day.
Unfortunately, so does your house.
Leaky roofing can cause severe damage in Florida. 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. Bad one.
Types and Growth of Mold
If you allow that leak to go unchecked you will see either limited or systemic growth.
- Systemic growth is when a roof leak causes the mixture to rise in large areas, encouraging mold growth in an uncontrolled, wide-ranging manner.
- Limited Growthoccurs if there is a leak, but proper ventilation prevents moisture from taking over.