Most roofs have leaks at some point in their existence. Roof leaks can be caused by wind storms, falling trees, cracked flashing, broken shingles, improperly sealed valleys, cracked vent booting, ice buildup, improperly installed skylights, clogged gutters, a cracked chimney, too much humidity in the attic, or a host of other problems.
It might be tempting to ignore it for a while, or just patch it up. How quickly you repair a roof can affect the size and cost of a repair job and how much time it will take to fix the leak. It will also save you a lot of future stress because roof leaks, when left untreated, can quickly turn a small problem into an enormous mess.
When water enters the home it can cause mold problems, respiratory distress, and rot. As it continues to leak, more water can enter your house, magnifying the size of the problem. Rodents find an easy entry way into your home, causing more damage. Energy bills become sky high as cold air enters during the winter and hot air remains in the summer.
If left untreated, one leak in a roof can lead to other leaks. With each leak, the insulation and other materials begin to decompose, and mold is allowed to grow inside causing a wide range of health problems. Mold is also very expensive to remove. With enough time and damage, a roof can weaken. This can be a real danger for repairmen who come to fix the problem and a liability for you. If the leak is followed by heavy snow, this can potentially cause your roof to collapse.
None of this will help with your property's home value. Water stains, mold, rot, wet flooring, and foul odors can make it nearly impossible to sell your house in the future. If you suspect that you have a water leak, call a handyman to get it fixed right away before the problem gets worse.
From the first sign of trouble, call a qualified and experienced professional at Orlando Leak Detection to deal with gas leaks. We will carry out a diagnosis for and make the necessary repairs. From water leaks to a roof leak detection– we have the expertise to help detect and fix a variety of leaks!