Roof leaks can create a lot of problems for homeowners. Along with making watery messes, leaking roofs can also cause structural damage to houses. If you notice any of the following signs of a roof leak in your home, call a water damage restoration professional immediately.
Water inside House
During a rainstorm, water can slip through a damaged roof and collect in the ceiling or leak down the walls. If you find a pool of water inside your home after it rains, examine the ceiling directly above the water. You’ll probably see an area that is wet or still dripping. Because water can travel far from its source, the location of a leak may not always be so easy to pinpoint, and you may have to enter the attic to search for damage.
Wood Rafter Discoloration
Wood can be easily damaged by water. A good way to determine if you have a roof leak is to look for water damage on your home’s wooden rafters. Go into your attic with a flashlight and look for any dark, soggy spots that appear on the wood. These are signs of an ongoing roof leak that will require repair.
When water passes through holes or cracks in a roof, it can get trapped in the ceiling. Along with causing ceilings to buckle and sag, trapped water can also cause paint to bubble. If you notice any of these signs, contact a water damage restoration company to prevent further problems from developing.
Roof leaks create the perfect environment for mold to grow. Usually, mold will form as black spots or patches on ceilings, walls, and in attics. Catching mold growth early is important, since mold can spread quickly and cause serious health problems. Even small patches of mold should be cleaned up by a mold removal professional.
Since many of these issues can cause costly damage, it’s crucial to stop them before they become problematic. To make sure the job is done right, call Ideal Restoration in the Bay Area at (888) 419-4279.