If you have a leak coming from your roof, getting it fixed should be the first thing on your mind! There are many things that can happen to your home if you let a roof leak go unmanaged for too long. Your home is a place where you should feel safe and comfortable. Keep your family and home protected from bad weather and make sure to get any leaks in your house checked and fixed as soon as possible! Keep reading to find out what to do, and when to take action! 

Why should you take care of the leak as quickly as possible?

Mold

When you have a leak on your roof, your home is susceptible to mold. With moisture trapped within your roof, this is the perfect place for mold and mildew to grow, which is a major problem. The most common kind of mold that happens from water damage is called acremonium, which is highly dangerous when exposed to it. This kind of mold in your home can cause health problems. On top of being extremely dangerous, it can also ruin your wall and floor coverings and even your ceiling tiles. Mold in your home lowers the value of your home.

Electrocution Hazards

A huge issue with a roof leak is the fact that the water has a chance of reaching your home’s electrical wiring. This can cause a short circuit in your wiring and cause sparks around the area causing potential fires! This can also cause electrocution if you touch the wet wiring, so be mindful of any leaks in your home. Especially if they are near your electrical wires or anything that plugs into an outlet! 

Attic and Ceiling Damage

Your attic and ceiling can be damages exponentially by a roof leak. This damage can also end up causing even more issues in your home such as issues with ventilation in the attic, which can alter the temperature/humidity/comfort of the rest of the home. The leak can also cause ceiling damage, which leads to unsightly water marks, ruins paint, and can cause your plaster to expand and bubble up. These are all huge issues that can cost a lot to fix. Prevent these issues by fixing the leak on your roof as soon as you can. 

How can you tell your roof has a leak? 

  • Missing shingles may be a sign that your roof has a leak, as well as cracked or damaged shingles
  • Water spots on your walls and ceilings are a major sign your house has a leak, whether it’s from your roof or from a plumbing issue. 
  • Damaged boot covers or roof penetrations are a key sign to a leaky roof. 
  • If you have water spots on your decking or it’s wet. This is a major sign that your roof has a leak. You can check your decking from your attic. 

With these things in mind, whenever you spot a potential leak in your home or on your roof, it is essential to get it fixed as soon as possible. The value of your home is at stake, as well as the well being of your family! Don’t let your family breathe in molds and mildew! Call the experts and Orbit today to repair your roof! We offer 24/7 emergency services, to make sure you can always get the help you need.