Even the most well-constructed roof can fall victim to the elements. Especially in areas with extreme weather. But, no matter what your damage is, we can help you get the money you need to get it fixed fast.
Of all the types of damage listed here, mold is perhaps the most dangerous.
This may seem odd when compared to the destruction of hurricanes or the devastation of fire, but mold is dangerous for entirely different reasons: It can be quite toxic, and equally hard to detect.
Mold is a natural and essential part of the ecosystem. Some types of mold help break down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves or trees, naturally regenerating soil. However, the types of mold that form in damp, warm indoor environments often contain toxins that can cause a variety of respiratory problems for humans.
These kinds of toxic molds do not require light to form, only air and moisture. They thrive in dark, moist and humid environments like basements, as well as hidden areas of the home such as inside of walls, under countertops, and beneath leaky roofs. This can make them difficult to detect.
Exposure to toxic mold can cause symptoms like sneezing, itching or irritated skin, watery, itchy eyes, and headaches. Since these symptoms mirror those of common allergies, they can easily be overlooked. However, prolonged exposure has been linked to insomnia, memory loss, and confusion. It may contribute to depression and anxiety, and lead to muscle cramps, numbness in hands and feet, weight gain, light sensitivity, or hair loss.
Symptoms will vary depending upon time and degree of exposure. Although toxic mold exposure is rarely deadly, it can significantly exacerbate other health problems. And because mold often remains hidden, it often does so without detection.
If you experience any of these symptoms and believe your home may have mold, you should consult a physician immediately. You should also have your home inspected as soon as possible.
As mentioned above, roof or storm damage is not always immediately noticeable. Often, a leak may manifest itself in water-stain discoloration to walls or ceilings. But sometimes it does not, and the dampened area simply remains damp, allowing mold to form and grow. It’s entirely possible that you have mold inside your walls right now, and you don’t even realize it.
Left untreated, this mold is not only likely to be hazardous to your health, but it will also cause damage to the surfaces it inhabits. Just as mold can break down wood and leaves in the wild, it can weaken wooden beams and drywall inside your home. Usually, the only way to remediate mold infestation is to replace all surrounding surfaces entirely.
Mold is also one of the primary reasons why insurance claims are underpaid by insurers. It’s easy for mold to form and grow while waiting for an insurance company to pay your claim, only to be discovered when your repairs begin. At that point, you can probably expect your insurer to reject any additional claim to cover the mold damage.
This is why it’s important to contactRoofLeak.com as soon as possible. We can help ensure that your claim includes the full extent of your damages.
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