Water stains on your ceilings indicate a leakage of some sort and should be addressed immediately. It means that moisture is entering your home via your roof and can cause a multitude of problems ranging from weakening your home’s structure to affecting indoor air quality.
The longer you wait to fix roof leaks, the more susceptible you are to damp problems like mould growth. And while you’re busy fixing roof leaks, why not take the time to do some roof waterproofing to prevent future incidents.
Below are the reasons why it’s not advisable to ignore water stains and how it can affect you.
Water damage will allow mould growth
Mould is the stuff nightmares are made off because it is toxic and harmful to everyone inside your home. It can cause respiratory illness for yourself, family and pets or cause existing medical issues like allergies and asthma to worsen.
Mould spores multiply and spread quickly. Your home is receptive to extensive mould infestations once it’s damaged by water. You could have mould underneath wallpaper or behind walls without even realising it.
Water damage will weaken your roof structure
A damaged roof structure will allow animals and pests to get into your home. Pests like mice and rats only need a small hole to enter your roof. You’d be surprised at just how small!
Bigger gaps allow birds to make a nest in your roof. Besides the fact that they are a nuisance, bird droppings signify a big health risk to humans and pets. The sooner you get your roof repaired and waterproofed, the better protected you’ll be.
You don’t have to be a roofing expert to recognise the implications of a water stain on your ceiling but you might need one to take care of the problem. Get in touch with Ross & Son for all your roof repairs and roof waterproofing needs in Cape Town and surrounding areas.