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5 Ways Cleaning Your Roof Helps With Your Family’s Health

Everyone thinks about cleaning their roof so their home looks better, but did you know a more important reasons is that your home will be healthier? Cleaning your roof can keep your family and pets healthier and here’s how.

5 Ways Cleaning Your Roof Helps With Your Family's HealthA lot of that “dirt” on your roof are things like algae, lichen and moss. All of those things eat into the roofing materials damaging its integrity and causing leaks.

Those leaks won’t start out as a deluge that will get your attention. Those leaks would be small and allows moisture that goes down into the walls. Over time that dampness turns into mold.

Some of that “dirt” on the roof is also mold and mildew. Having it on the roof means that spores from the roof mold can get into your home. Mold is very bad for your family, and not just the people. Your pets are susceptible to the allergens as well. Allergic reactions in pets causes hot spots from scratching and biting at themselves.

Mold can cause a plethora of health issues in people. Allergic reactions similar to hay fever can make your family members miserable. For those suffering from asthma, mold can trigger asthma issues. It can cause or aggravate the lungs and with symptoms such as wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma attacks cause breathing difficulties ranging from mild, a coughing spell, to life-threatening due to the inability to breathe.

Mold can cause respiratory infection as well. Two of the worst are Histoplasmosis and Coccidioidomycosis. There is also the issue of toxins caused by mycotoxins in the mold cells.
Properly cleaning your roof can not only keep the damage from happening, preventing mold inside the walls, but also keep the spores from any mold on the roof from getting into the home by other means. Contacting a professional who knows how to safely clean your roof is a great idea.

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