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Water Damage to Your Commercial Roof

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage roof It is important to learn ways to spot water damage in commercial properties' roofing.

As they say, “out of sight, out of mind.” Roof damage is difficult to detect for precisely this reason. Since we can’t see our roofs, how can we possibly know if it experiences damage? Today’s blog will focus on spotting water damage in commercial properties' roofing. Knowing what to look for on both the inside and outside when inspecting your commercial property’s roof can help prevent the problem from festering and causing further damage.

Interior Indicators

On the inside of your property, there are several things you can look for as indicators of water damage. First, be on the lookout for any leaks or spaces where water is accumulating. You may even see water spots on the ceiling, which are areas of discoloration and are often damp to the touch. Lastly, if you see or smell mold, this can be a sign that mold is growing as a result of a roof leak, caused by roof damage.

Exterior Indicators

On the exterior of your property, when inspecting your roof, you may find cracks and tears, which are typically the result of aging. Water can seep into these small areas of damage. Additionally, if you spot puddles of water on your commercial property’s roof, it may be indicative of an issue with your roof’s draining system. This is not a problem to ignore, as the water must move or else, your property will be at risk of roof and water damage. Finally, if water is visibly leaking into the seams of your roof, which can occur when your roof seams loosen, be sure to get professional help right away. The more proactive you can be and the sooner you can take action after spotting a problem, the better you can avoid sizable roof damage and repairs.

Call SERVPRO Team Wall with Water and Roof Damage

For more information about our Commercial Restoration and Building Services, you can visit our website or give us a call at (410) 229-0012 to speak with one of our knowledgeable SERVPRO Team Wall team members. On our website, you can also learn more about the Water and Storm Damage Restoration that we offer in the event that any of the aforementioned topics in this blog occur on your commercial property. At the first sign of damage, don’t hesitate. Call SERVPRO Team Wall for trustworthy, professional service. We’re committed to making it “Like it never even happened.”

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