Protect your Indianapolis Roofing from Mold
Mold is a serious issue to consider when thinking about your Indianapolis roofing. Improper roofing can lead to mold and that can impact your home maintenance and also the quality of your own health. The Environmental Protection Agency stated that 100 percent of all mold types have the potential to cause negative health effects. These can lead to death and severe diseases, as well to damage of your home. Proper cleaning of your Indianapolis roof, siding, and gutters can prevent the buildup of mold.
Mold can be especially harmful in your gutters and roof. Neglecting cleaning your shingles and gutters can lead to home and health damage. Basements can undergo water damage from clogged gutters, and that leads to mold damage in the basement. When gutters backup, they cause water to overflow from the gutter and collect in low spots. Water will accumulate around the foundation and seep into your basement. This can lead to flooding, and the aftermath is often mold growth.
Mold growth in attics can also be a health hazard as well as can destroy many memorabilia that you may have stored there. Mold can destroy old photos as well as damage furniture.
Working with a professional Indianapolis roofing and gutter company can stop these problems before they get started. Have professionals check the downspouts and make sure that they direct the water away from the house and/or your neighbor’s house. They should be pointed to the road, or a sewer, or a back yard. Make certain that the water is directed at least 6 feet from yours or your neighbor’s house.
Gutters should be cleaned out and the downspouts are sprayed clean. Use low pressure and a good cleaner on your roof so as to not spray off the coatings that protect your roof. Proper gutter and roof cleaning will stop the buildup of mold and algae.
Preventing disasters like basement flooding is a huge benefit of proper roof, downspouts, and gutter maintenance, but stopping the growth of mold is a most important aspect to health. Focusing on your home’s maintenance allows you and your family to live without the dangers on sickness due to mold.
If you are concerned about mold in your Indianapolis roof, give us a call at 1-866-596-1620.