4 Dangers Of Untreated Roof Leaks
A leaking roof is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but if left untreated then it could end up being the only thing on your mind for the foreseeable future. Roof leaks can cause catastrophic damage if they aren’t found early by a roof leak detection expert. Here are 4 dangers of untreated roof leaks.
1: Increased Risk Of Fires
An increased risk of fires isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of when you think of a leaking roof, this is especially true if you have any wiring or fixtures in the attic. The resulting water from the leak can short out wiring causing sparks which can in fact lead to the entire building burning down.
2: Health Risks
Water leaks of any kind have a tendency to turn your home or office into the perfect environment for mold growth. This can lead to serious health issues, especially for those with any respiratory disorders.
3: Decreased Structural Integrity
A leaky roof causes damage to rafters, joists, wall framing and much more. This damage causes rotting of wood and deterioration of the structure of the roof and the rest of the building. If left untreated this can cause the roof and ceilings to sag and eventually cave in completely.
4: Increased Risk Of Falls
If you have a serious roof leak to the extent that it causes water to pool on the floors of your home or office there is an increased risk of your family or employees falling. If you aren’t mopping them up promptly as they appear, someone that’s moving quickly or walking while carrying items around is far more likely to slip and fall.
Roof leaks increase your risk of electrical fires, can cause serious health implications due to mould growth, decrease the structural integrity of your building and increase the risk of people slipping and falling. It’s simple to protect yourself from the dangers of roof leaks, all you have to do is book a roof leak detection and nip the problem in the bud. Call us now on 021-4866133.