Common Mold is as Bad for Your Health as it is for Your Roof

Common Mold Issues on Your RoofStruggling with common mold? You are not alone. Mold spores are everywhere, and if left unchecked, it will grow to the point that it can cause serious damage to people and buildings. Sometimes mold is hard to spot, and by the time its signs are visible, it could be too late.

Visible common mold build-up on residential and commercial rooftops is an unpleasant sight that also hints at danger. Here is why mold is as bad for your health as it is for your roof.

Mold and Our Health

According to the CDC, exposure to mold may cause a range of health problems. Some people are more sensitive to molds, and exposure may cause one or more of the following:

  • Generalized itchiness
  • Red eyes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Wheezing
  • Bronchitis
  • And several others

People suffering from allergies or asthma may have more adverse reactions, such as fever and pneumonitis. Moreover, children exposed to mold are more likely to develop asthma and suffer from long-term respiratory problems.

While there is no blood test for mold, allergologists (doctors who specialize in allergies) can test for possible allergies to mold. Infants, children, and people with mold allergies are at serious risk. Since mold is so dangerous, prevention is the only way to make sure you’re safe, because it’s often too late if you wait for mold signs to appear.

Mold and Roof Problems

Mold usually appears as black or brown spots on your wall. It could be fuzzy, or slimy in texture, and it can sometimes turn green in color if it grows alongside algae or moss.

Mold needs humidity to grow and can spread quickly if there’s just enough heat and dampness. All types of mold thrive on wood, drywall, and paper, so if your roof is leaking, chances are it is the perfect hotbed for mold growth.

As heat rises upwards, it can create ideal conditions for mold growth in a roof that is leaking. Mold growth can further weaken the structure of a roof, inviting in more water, which leads to even more mold. By the time mold is visible to the exterior of your house, the damage might be severe.

Dealing with mold in your house is as simple and as difficult as controlling the level of indoor humidity. If your roof and your crawl space are properly insulated, you’ve already won half the battle. Depending on where you live, you might want to purchase a residential dehumidifier to make the air in your house is dry enough to keep mold away.

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