Find Your Leaky Roof Source Quickly
After a significant storm, it's a good idea to inspect your damaged property as quickly as you can. Your home's main line of defense is your roof, and it takes a beating. Pay attention to dings in your gutters or tears in your window screens, which indicate hail damage. You may also see missing shingle tiles from the ground, but those don't always represent a need for whole roof replacement. Usually, the leak is coming from a more minor roof feature.
At SERVPRO of Tampa Southeast, we:
- Find the source of the leak
- Stop the leak &
- Clean the water damage.
Find the Leak
During storms in Florida, wind damage can let rain in through your roof. From the inside, look for water stains on your ceiling and walls that indicate the leak.
Common places to see leaky roof damage:
- Vents and fans
- Window dormers
- Vent pipes
- Unsecured nails and nail holes
Dealing with Water Damage
- Check for discolorations and rotting wood, wet drywall and insulation.
- If you haven't found mold, start drying any wet materials immediately. Complete drying is critical to preventing mold, and it may take longer than you realize.
- If you find mold, remain careful to not spread it during cleanup. Mold grows on wet, damaged materials in as little as 48 hours. A mold remediation professional creates a containment area while working on the water and mold damage. Specialists have monitoring equipment that they use to ensure materials are dry.
For more assistance, call a local construction, restoration, and mold remediation crew like SERVPRO of Tampa Southeast at (813) 694-9082.