Roof Leak, Identification and More

On your commercial roof, you might have a leak that you are unaware of. More than water inside the building are warning signs of a commercial roof leak. This article outlines some ways to find a leak in your commercial roof and what to do next.

Contact our commercial roofing experts in Dallas for further advice, assistance and repairs.

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Stains on the Ceiling or Walls

Extended water exposure creates a discolored area on your ceiling. If the leak is close to a wall, water can drip down the corresponding wall. This scenario leads to water damage in the wall.

Damage in Roof

Many roof damage types can lead to leaks into your commercial building. Mostly, you can avoid a roof leak by being careful and keeping your roof in good shape before it allows water into your building. You can do this by signing up for a maintenance plan and inspecting, cleaning and repairing your roof regularly by a roofing contractor. Clogged water, open seams, blisters in a membrane, damaged flashing or other causes can induce a roof leak.

Mold and Foul Smells

If there is a foul smell in your property, it could be due to hidden mold. In humid environments like Texas, mold grows. There's a high chance that mold will grow and spread if water enters your building continuously. A mold problem should not be taken lightly in your commercial building because it can lead to allergies and even make people sick.

Dripping

The most prominent sign of a commercial roof leak is when the water is visible, whether it's a puddle on the floor or dripping on top of your head. This kind of leak might damage not only your roof and building structure, but also damage the building's equipment and other items.

Drained Energy

If a roof leak is present, your insulation can saturate before water enters your building. Besides wet insulation, the insulation factor of your building may be reduced by holes within your roof. If in winter your building cannot retain warm air, and in summer your energy bills rise, before it is late, try to fix it.

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The To-Do List

  • If your building is flooded with water, clear the area, equipment and supplies to reduce damage. Collect the water in a pot to prevent it from being collected on your floor.

  • Be sure to point to the location of your leak. It is important when speaking with your contractors and insurance agents to mark visible leaks. The best way to do this is during the leak because after it is dried up, it can be challenging to find the leak.

  • Your leak will hopefully be confined to just one area, but there will be other leaks in your building. See more problem areas around your facilities. If there's a leak in your area when there is no rain, look for other causes like plumbing or air conditioning unit issues.

To avoid leaks and associated problems with your commercial roofing in Dallas, you can come to us at Preferred Roofing and consult our professional team for any assistance.