Mold grows indoors when spores in the air land on wet surfaces caused by roof leaks, plumbing problems, ventilation issues, and other moisture sources. Molds produce allergens and in some cases toxic substances that can cause reactions in people with allergies and asthma.
Mold spores grow when moisture is present so keeping your home dry will prevent a problem in the first place. After cleaning up mold, if the water problem isn’t solved, mold will return. It is important to accurately assess a mold problem and have clean-up and moisture problems handled professionally.
For more information on Mold, check out the EPA’s Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home.
Or this article on the dangers of mold from a leaky roof and this article on mold removal from Water Damage Advisor.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in shingle roof replacement.