After the winter months, as spring comes, flat roofs may begin to show signs of wear and tear. Melting water can find its way into any crack or crevice, leaving roofing damage in its wake. The longer this damage goes unnoticed the worse it becomes, both for the roof and for the checkbook. When a roof leak makes itself known, there are three important steps to take to address the problematic issue.
Perform an Initial Assessment
The motto is “safety first”. The first thing to do when a roof leak is spotted whether at a commercial site is to perform an initial safety assessment. Notice where the leak is and what it can or may affect. It is important to quickly identify any potential safety hazards. If necessary, move equipment or inventory to further prevent water damage. Take any necessary precautions such as putting up cones or signs around leaking areas to prevent slips or falls.
Once safety has been considered, it is time to now identify where the leak is coming from. While it is often from a leaking roof that is not always the case. Sometimes, leaks seeming to come from the roof are actually from HVAC equipment such as air conditioners or plumbing pipes overhead. Identifying the sources tells you who to call to make the necessary repairs. If it is determined to be a roofing leak, then be sure to call a professional commercial roofing company to handle the damage correctly.
Schedule Roof Repair
A knowledgeable commercial roofer will take care of a leaking roof efficiently and skillfully. With their experience, they can spot the leak, identify problem areas, and make the proper roofing repairs. When in doubt, call Certified Commercial Roofing to come and take a look. Their team of experts is here to help.