If you notice leaks in your home, the first thing you should do is go outside to see if there is any water damage. If you don’t have access to a garden hose, this might be a hard job as it may require digging up the soil and exposing yourself to possible health risks. You should also check your home’s basement if there is water damage. If you find mold growth in the basement area, you should immediately take action.
The area where a leaky roof begins is usually the attic floor, which is typically the lowest part of the building. If you find that you have a leaking roof, the first place that you will see visible damage will be in the ceiling and attic. If you have roofing plaster, it will expand and bubble due to mold if you still have old roof plaster. If you do have mold, you may experience nosebleeds, headaches, irritation to the throat or chest, difficulty breathing, and sometimes dizziness. You should also check the basement for water damage, and if there is water damage, you should quickly take action to repair the damage.
If you do have an area of a leaky roof, you should talk with a licensed mold remediation specialist. These specialists are trained to deal with mold removal and damage. They will make sure that you do not have to deal with the dangers of black mold. It is important that you get the problem addressed as soon as possible because it can be difficult to get rid of it once it has formed.