Do you have water dripping into your living room? Is there a large patch of wetness in your ceiling? If you can answer yes to either question, then there’s a good chance that your roof is leaking. At that point, you’ll need to fix the leak and call a restoration service, like Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration, to repair the water damage in your house and attic. Don’t wait until the leak causes thousands of dollars in water damage to address the problem. Keep an eye out for signs your roof is at risk for leaks so you can fix the problem before it gets out of hand. The next few blog posts will give you a guide to recognizing a roof leak, compiled by Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration, your restoration professionals at Fort Myers.
Why it’s important to catch it early
When it comes to roof repairs, it is important to catch it early and act on it to clear up the issue quickly. Let’s face it, a leaking roof is never going to get better on its own, and it’s imperative never to ignore it. After all, early detection means less damage. When you address the issue at the first sight of damage, your roof’s repairs will obviously be much less extensive and less expensive, than having to do a full roof replacement. And if left untreated, a roof leak could lead to issues such as mold or structural erosion which will definitely require a total roof replacement.
Unfortunately, we often hear from homeowners that they noticed a stain on their ceiling or possibly some bubbling of the paint for a while but they thought it wasn’t a serious problem. Often by the time you notice damage within your home, it is already too late. We are going to tell you what to look for to prevent a fixable issue from turning into a damaging and costly repair.
What Makes a Roof Leak?
A roof leaks for many reasons. Some issues, like broken or missing shingles, are obvious, while others can remain hidden for years, just waiting to reveal themselves during one of our lovely Southwest Florida summer downpours. Be sure to examine your home’s interior and exterior for warning signs that could indicate a leak. It’s important that you learn how to spot the signs of a leaking roof so you can avoid water damage to your home.
At Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration we are here to help you with any water leak or damage you may be experiencing. If you see water, call Spectrum at 239-910-6381.