Yes, roof leaks can cause mold growth. When water from a leak enters your home, it can create a damp environment that is ideal for mold to grow. Mold spores can quickly spread and thrive in areas with excess moisture, including on and behind walls, under carpets, and on ceiling tiles.
Category 3 water damage is also known as “black water” and is highly contaminated with pathogens, toxins, and other hazardous substances. It poses a significant health risk to humans and animals and requires specialized equipment and protective gear for cleanup. Examples of Category 3 water damage include: