Roof Leak Action Plan [Infographic]
The worst time to realize that you need a roof repair is during a rainstorm…but it happens. In the morning, everything will be fine but that afternoon shower could bring a stream of water into your commercial or industrial facility.
Over the past 40 years, our team of roofing experts has seen this happen more than we can count. But if you are prepared and maintain the leak, you can prevent further damage to your facility and the property inside.
That’s why we put together this action plan for when you find a leak in your commercial, industrial or manufacturing facility.
SIGNS OF A LEAKING COMMERCIAL ROOF
Whether you have ceiling tiles or other types of ceiling systems in your facility, extended exposure to water will create a discolored area of your ceiling. If the leak is near a wall, the water stains could run down the corresponding wall, if this is the case, there could also be water damage within the wall.
A foul smell in your facility could be a red flag for hidden mold. Mold grows in moist environments, so if water is constantly entering your building, there is a high chance that mold could grow and spread. A mold problem in your commercial facility should not be taken lightly as it could cause illness.
Water Dripping/Puddles Inside
The most sure fire sign of a commercial roof leak is when you can visibly see water entering your building, whether it is a puddle on the floor or dripping above your head. This type of leak could cause damage to not only your roof and building structure, but it could damage equipment and other items inside the building as well.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR COMMERCIAL ROOF IS LEAKING
No matter how you treat a commercial roof leak, it’s important to remedy the problem before it grows. Even the smallest leak can cause serious problems if not treated. Water getting through your roofing system can cause considerable damage to your building from mold to structural damage.
If you are looking for maintenance, repair or replacement for your facilities roof, fill out our quote form for your free no-obligation commercial roof quote from our team of experts.
Author: Aubrey Barto
Aubrey Barto is the Marketing Manager of West Roofing Systems, Inc. She has two BAs in News and Media Production with Certifications from Hubspot, HootSuite, University of San Francisco and Wharton School of Business. Aubrey works closely with West Roofing’s sales and service teams, she is up on our roofs taking photos and videos for our website regularly.