Certified Environmental Hygienists Phillip Fry and Lee Maglanoc explain that flat roofs frequently go bad because of one or more of the following reasons:
1. The high temperatures and the unforgiving sun in southwestern USA dry up or otherwise degrade roof materials causing roof cracks and leaks that enable rain to enter into the homes and business buildings and thus to drive toxic mold growth within the structure.
2. Rain water that falls onto flat roofs tends to collect into big puddles (“pooling”)
3. The roof gutters that are supposed to take rain off the roof often get clogged with tree leaves and other debris and are thus not able to drain the roof.
4. Air conditioning units that are often installed on roofs in southwestern USA cause water intrusion into homes and commercial buildings because of clogged air conditioning condensation drain lines and cracks in the flashings around the air conditioning units, roof-mounted air ducts, plumbing vents, and other roof intrusions.
Property owners with flat roofs should have their roof inspected annually by a qualified roof maintenance company, as well arrange for a thorough home or building mold inspection by a Certified Environmental Hygienist, such as Lee Maglanoc, who is the EnviroFry manager for all Arizona, California, and Nevada.
EnviroFry is an international environmental inspection, testing, and remediation service company that serves homeowners and business property owners across the United States, Ontario Province of Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines.
To schedule EnviroFry mold services in Arizona, California, and Nevada, phone Mr. Maglanoc at 1-602-757-1918 or email him azmoldinspector@
You can also visit the company websites www.moldexpertconsultants.com, http://www.moldinspector.com, and http://www.arizonamoldinspection.net.
Phillip Fry, Manager
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, Michigan 48457
Phone Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616
Cell Phone 1-480-310-7970