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Commercial Roofing and Water Damage

11/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage roof Having a clear idea of what to look for on the interior and exterior of your commercial property’s roof can help prevent further water damage.

We often say, “out of sight, out of mind,” which directly relates to today’s blog topic: Detecting water damage to commercial roofing. Since our roofs are not something we see on an everyday basis, how can we tell when it has experienced damage? In today’s blog, we’ll share tips for how to spot water damage in commercial roofs. Having a clear idea of what to look for on both the interior and exterior when inspecting your commercial property’s roof can help prevent further water damage. Keep reading to learn more.

Interior Indicators

On the interior of your property, you may see several indicators of water damage to your roof. Leaks and puddles of water are classic signs of water damage. If you see water spots, which are damp areas of discoloration, on the ceiling, this may be a sign of roof damage. Seeing or smelling mold is yet another sign that there could be a leak emanating from your property’s roof.

Exterior Indicators

When inspecting your roof from the outside, it is possible that you might find cracks and tears on the exterior of your property. These are often the result of aging, but water can seep into these small areas of damage, which risks water damage to your property. Puddles of water on your commercial property’s roof may also indicate an issue with your roof’s draining system. It can be easy to ignore this but, if the water doesn’t move, your property will be at risk of roof and water damage. Lastly, if water is visibly leaking into the seams of your roof – this happens when your roof seams loosen – make sure to get the help of a professional right away. Being proactive is crucial in this case, as the faster you take action, the better you can prevent further roof damage.

Call SERVPRO Team Wall with Water and Roof Damage

Learn more about our Commercial Restoration and Building Services by visiting our website or giving us a call at (717) 510-6779 to speak with one of our knowledgeable SERVPRO Team Wall team members. Our website is also the place where you can find more information about our Water and Storm Damage Restoration that we offer for commercial and residential properties alike. Upon your first discovery of damage, don’t wait – call SERVPRO of Harrisburg West. Trust our professional restoration and construction services to make it “Like it never even happened” for your commercial property.

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