The Danger of Hidden Leaks

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Water leaks happen in a lot of homes. However, they often go overlooked because they’re seen as a small issue. Unfortunately, because people ignore the issue, many homes experience damage that requires expensive repairs. Here are some of the dangers of hidden leaks and why you should address them as soon as possible.

Structural Damage

As the leaking water begins building up and deteriorating your home, you will start to notice structural damage. This damage mainly affects the ceiling and attic. However, things such as rafters, walls, and floors can also experience heavy damage. Look out for roof leaks or damaged pipes and address any issues they have as soon as possible. Failure to do so will allow the wood in your home to rot.

Mold Issues

Another issue caused by hidden leaks is mold. While structural damage destroys the house, mold can damage the people inside of it. It creates pollutants that travel through the air and are harmful to the lungs. It only takes a few drops of water a day to create this toxin, and once present, it’s hard to get rid of it. As it spreads more and more, it becomes even harder to remove permanently.

If you have had mold present in your home for a significant amount of time, then you should call in a professional to take care of it. Sometimes it isn’t always obvious where it’s hiding, meaning that your home’s air quality may be at risk. While you’re waiting to get it fixed, buying an air filter will help reduce the number of toxins you’re breathing in each day.

Financial Damage

As your wood starts rotting and mold starts spreading, your home becomes more challenging to repair. This deterioration can lead to costly expenses down the road. The best way to avoid this is to fix your leaks as soon as possible and address any damages those leaks may have caused while they’re still in their infancy. 

How Can Air Quality Assessors Help?

Mold, dust, and other pollutants lower your indoor air quality and weaken your immune system. If you notice that you have a problem with mold or mildew in your home, it is best to enlist the help of a professional. Contact AQA if you have any questions or concerns about mold in your home or business. With their combination of experience and knowledge, you can ensure that our team will handle everything properly.

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