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Check Your Roof After A Significant Rain Event

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Checking your roof out for damages Your home's main line of defense is your roof, so check it out before and after rainstorms.

After a significant rain event, it's a good idea to inspect your roof for damage.  Your home's main line of defense is your roof, and in East Davie/Cooper City it takes a beating.

Pay attention to things like dings in your gutters or tears in your window screens, which indicate hail damage. You may see missing tiles or other signs of roof damage from the ground, but most leaks don't represent a need for whole roof replacement. Usually, the leak is coming from something requiring minor roof repair. Find the source of the leak, stop it, and clean any water damage. 

Find the Source of the Leak 

Look for stains that indicate the source of a leak and the area that needs roof repair. You may see water stains on your ceiling or coming down a wall. When you see that, get your flashlight and head to that area. 

Here are five familiar sources for a roof leak:

  1. Vents and fans
  2. Chimneys
  3. Window dormers
  4. Vent pipes
  5. Unsecured nails and nail holes

To complete your roof repair:

  1. Start looking for materials damaged by water.
  2. Check for discolorations and rotting wood and wet drywall and insulation.
  3. When you find mold, remain careful and don't spread it during cleanup.

SERVPRO of EastDavie/Cooper City are specialists in water and mold remediation. Our trained technicians create a containment area while working on water and mold damage. Mold can begin growing on wet damaged materials in as little as 48 hours. Drying is critical to preventing mold, so don't procrastinate, or try to clean up the water damage yourself.  Call the professionals at 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400

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