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A Commercial Roof Leak Will Lead to Severe Water Damage – Unless You Act Quickly

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

A Commercial Roof Leak Will Lead to Severe Water Damage

In time, all buildings will develop a roof leak. When they do, cleanup can be quite complicated. Not only is roof damage a technical subject, but water that gets inside can also begin causing serious damage to a commercial building in Delray Shores, FL, within 48 hours of water intrusion.

Massive Damage
The building envelope is your barrier between the inside and the elements. The structure can typically withstand a small amount of water damage, but absorbent materials can be damaged very quickly, including

  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Insulation

Hidden Trouble
If you see a roof leak and catch it quickly, you can save a huge amount of water damage. After a windstorm, check your building for missing shingles or other signs of roof damage. Visible water leaking inside should be obvious to anyone as a symptom, but many leaks are obscured until the waters had time to really cause trouble.

A mildew smell that lingers in a specific area is a sure sign of moisture getting trapped somewhere. It's not unusual for a hidden roof leak to be discovered as the result of a mold inspection.

Quick Action

If you suspect a roof leak, contact local roof damage repair experts to get an immediate response. They'll expedite an inspector to your business to determine if you need to tarp or board exposed areas. If a damaged roof is properly tarped before the next storm, all the water damage should be easy to clean. Any delay is likely to be costly.

Cleanup Experts

Once the inspection is done and the roof has been tarped, the restoration team can begin the storm damage cleanup. They'll tear out wet materials then suck out the moisture with commercial air movers. The entire affected area will be dried and disinfected and any black mold removed. Finally, they can repair the roof and restore your interior as needed.
If your business or commercial building has a roof leak, the key to saving money is to catch it quickly. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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