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What to Do if Your Roof Begins to Leak in Warrington

3/2/2016 (Permalink)

Don't Let Broken Roof Tiles Cause Major Water Damage

Warrington Water Damaged Roof Can Be Repaired by SERVPRO

Warrington water damage can be a roof problem. There are few things as daunting for homeowners than the dripping of water, not from the ceiling, but through it. You can be excused for feeling stressed out if this has happened to you, but the truth is that leaky roofs are very common. And, they only lead to serious structural issues if they are left untreated. So, if there is clearly a water problem caused by your leaky roof, it is time to come up with an action plan. This step by step guide by SERVPRO will help you to address the issue in the most efficient way possible.

Step One: Respond Quickly
Always react instantly to the water that you can see making its way through the ceiling. It does not matter if you use buckets, bowls, or plastic toy boxes, just ensure that interior damage is kept to a minimum by containing as much falling water as possible. Move all electronics away from the affected area and push soft furnishings and sensitive items to safety. Be careful not to contact any electrical appliances or outlets.

Step Two: Check for Moisture Bubbles
Now, walk slowly along the length of the room and check for bulges in the ceiling. These blisters indicate where the water is pooling and putting the most strain on the internal supports and fixtures. If you do not relieve the pressure, the drywall from the ceiling could collapse. So, put a container beneath each bulge and puncture these swelled areas to reduce the weight of the water within the ceiling.

Step Three: Search for the Source
In bright and natural light or with a strong LED flashlight, inspect the inside (if you can get into the attic) and the outside on of the roof. Keep an eye out for any suspiciously damp spots. Since gravity will allow water to flow following the path of least resistance, uncovering the actual entry point can be difficult. Since finding the source of an internal leak is difficult, it could be best just to call in an expert right away. SERVPRO can dispatch a technician to locate the origin of the water intrusion and quickly formulate a plan to prevent further water damage.

A team of SERVPRO technicians will arrive, and remove the standing water as the intrusion point of the water is being closed. We have the skills and equipment to caulk, clean gutters, reset flashing, board up, or cover the roof with a tarp to mitigate damage, and then tackle the restoration process. Warrington water damage can be a thing of the past in quick time. We always try to restore water damaged items and materials, and replace them only if necessary, saving you time and money. We can restore your home "Like it never even happened.

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

Using specialized equipment and products, the SERVPRO of West Pensacola technicians extract standing water and dry your property quickly and efficiently. We are first to any disaster in Warrington, Perdido Key, and Cantonment and offer 24/7 emergency help. (850) 469-1160

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