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Leaky Roof

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Leaky Roof

With the coming of Spring, the first property concern that comes to mind is typically Spring cleaning. But this is also an important time to perform seasonal inspections on your property. Checking sprinkler systems and frost-free faucets for ruptures can prevent a lot of property damage. This is also a great time to inspect the condition of your roof. You don’t want to find out later through musty odors and staining on your ceilings that you were missing shingles on your roof, or that you had some other roofing damage.

The best time to detect leaks in your roof is during spring rainfall. If a wet spot appears on your drywall, mark the area immediately, and place a bucket to catch any drips. You will need two companies to address the damage: A roofing contractor to address the leak in the roof, and a restoration company (such as SERVPRO) to dry out any wet areas in the home.

If you don’t want to wait for a rainstorm to diagnose leaks, you can spray a garden hose over any areas that you think could be weak. Have a helper observe inside the attic while you do this, to quickly identify any drips or wet surfaces from the testing.

If you have any concerns of having wet materials from a leaky roof, give SERVPRO of Casper a call. We can perform a free assessment, and perform structural drying as needed.

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