How Delaying Roof Repair Can Harm Your Health

How Delaying Roof Repair Can Harm Your Health

Roof repairs should never be delayed. An ill-maintained roofing system can pose a number of hazards to your home and even your health. In this post, ABM Services and Renovations Inc. sheds light on health concerns that may arise when roof repairs are delayed.

How Delaying Roof Repair Can Harm Your Health

Indoor Particulate Matter

Not only are damaged roofs unsightly, they can also become breeding grounds for mold and mildew growth. Mold exposure can trigger a slew of allergic reactions such as excessive sneezing, skin irritations and wheezing. Deteriorating roofs also produce particulate matter. These are particles that are about 10 micrometers in diameter, small enough to be inhaled.

Take note that inhalable particulate matter is especially detrimental to people with heart or lung disease. Scheduling a roof repair as soon as you detect any damage is important in safeguarding the health of you and your family.

Other Adverse Effects

Delayed roof repairs severely compromise your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Indoor air pollution may result in the following health problems: rhinitis, nose bleeds, conjunctivitis, painful breathing and pharyngitis. Air pollution can also aggravate asthma. Symptoms such as sneezing and skin rashes can typically be managed by over-the-counter medications. However, for more serious diseases such as asthma, it is best to deal with the source of the allergens.

Delaying roof repairs will cost you more in the long run. Avoid running up your home repair and hospital bills by dealing with roof issues as soon as they appear. ABM Services and Renovations Inc. offers financing options that can help you fund an unexpected roof repair. We also offer roof replacement services. You may contact us at (770) 282-3700. We cater to residential and commercial properties in Mcdonough and Atlanta, GA.