You may not want to hear this, but putting off leak repairs will put you in serious trouble. Yes, we know that there are more important tasks you need to get to, and repairing leaks is not one of them. But, we have to warn you of the risks involved in not doing the fixing the leak immediately. A minor leak can cause you thousands of dollars  if not handled right away.

Here are five risks of putting off roof leak repairs:

Electrical damage
Water seeping through the leaks can inevitably damage the electrical circuit in your home. It’s no circuit that water and electricity are a recipe for disaster. If you want to avoid dangers such as electrical fires, shock hazards, and damaged appliances, it’s better to address any roof leaks right away. If you suspect any electrical damage, do not attempt to resolve the matter on your own. Call professionals right away.

Energy bill surges
When there are leaks in your roof, the heat or the cold will find a way to escape through them. As such, your HVAC system will be forced to work harder. It will eventually result in higher energy bills. If you’re the type of person who is oblivious to these things, you might not pay attention to these surges. The added costs will inevitably pile up over time, resulting in a higher amount you could have spent on leak repairs.

Mold and mildew
These creatures love moist and dark corners. Roof leaks are the culprit for building the breeding ground for mold and mildew. If your house starts to grow these annoying fungi, you better act fast! These creatures are not mere eyesores. They have hazardous health impacts. Different people have different reactions to mold and mildew. Some have allergic reactions. Some suffer asthma attacks.

In some cases, people are afflicted with severe illnesses because of the toxicity of certain types of mold. Furthermore, mold and mildew grow at a rapid pace. A simple leak could result in mold problems in just a few days. Avoid this from happening by eliminating all possible causes of mold build-up.

Reduced structural integrity
The first thing damaged by water leaks from your roof is wood panels and pillars. Not all types of wood can stand the damage caused by water. Most of those used in houses are susceptible to water damage. Once damaged, the wood’s structural integrity weakens. If what was damaged is those responsible for supporting your house’s structure, the risk of it collapsing increases over time. It is an incident that you definitely do not want to happen ever.

Don’t put off things that you can do right now, especially when it involves the safety of your family. Address roof leaks immediately to keep your loved ones happy and healthy. If you have any roof leak problems, call Yorkshire Roofing immediately. We will give you the quality service you deserve because we care about you and your family’s well-being!