How Fast Does Mold Grow Because Of A Leaking Roof?

Excess water from a leaky roof always causes a lot of trouble. It may damage roofing materials, compromise the structural integrity of the building, ruin items, and destroy electronics. And as if water damage is not enough, a roof leak can pave the way for mold growth.

Mold should be one of your primary concerns when dealing with a roof leak and water damage. It makes the restoration process harder, longer, and costlier. When dealing with a leaking commercial roof, just know you’re on the clock.

How Fast Does Mold Grow and Spread After a Roof Leak

Mold spores exist everywhere and start geminating when the right conditions are present. Paint, insulation, and paper products are some of the porous organic materials found in a commercial building. Mold only needs moisture to grow.

Generally, it takes 24-48 hours for mold to germinate under ideal conditions. You won’t actually see the mold latching onto the ceiling, walls, or furniture, but it’ll be there.

The spores will begin to colonize on surfaces in 3 to 12 days. Of course, the time varies for different types of mold and depends on:

  • The amount of moisture
  • The types of materials and surfaces
  • The ambient temperature

Mold will not start being visible until about 18-21 days. As more time passes, the mold colony can spread to other areas of the commercial building.

Take Care of Roof Leaks and Water Damage ASAP

Roof repairs and mold infestation are costly expenses if you let them linger. You should have a commercial roofing contractor make repairs as soon as possible when you discover a roof leak or water damage caused by a leaking roof. Solving the problems upon discovery is the best way to:

  • prevent further damage and protect your investment
  • ensure the safety of your tenants
  • save money

Clean and Keep an Eye on Areas Which Were Wet

Many types of mold are toxic and hazardous to your tenant’s health. Mold may trigger health problems, such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Short attention spans

It’s essential to dry any wet areas immediately to ensure mold doesn’t start growing after a roof leak.

After having roof repairs done and drying out wet surfaces, you and your tenants should watch the areas to make sure there are no signs of mold. If you notice signs of mold, such as musty odor in the building or visible mold growing on walls or ceilings, it is time to hire a local mold remediation expert.When you have roofing issues plaguing your commercial property in Fremont, OH, turn to Damschroder Roofing Inc. for help. Our roofing experts provide quality workmanship and attention to detail. Contact us today for a free evaluation.

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