Updated: Dec 18, 2019
With the larger than average abundance of winter storms rolling through, a roof leak is something that is becoming a more probable issue. Since Arizona typically goes months at a time without rain, these types of issues can sometimes go undetected for quite sometime. Some common things to look out for include paint bubbles, sagging drywall, damaged drywall seems, dripping water or mold growth inside your home. Damaged tiles, shingles and cracking on your roof can also indicate a roof leak might be present. In the event a roof leak is discovered, it is important to handle it in the correct way to prevent further damage.
First and foremost contacting a water damage restoration company is very important first step to determine the extent of the damage. This will help determine the appropriate next steps.
Next it is critical to prevent any other water from getting into the structure so tarping off the roof until the correct repairs can be completed is strongly recommended.
Once the roof is water tight, it is now time to begin the appropriate water damage restoration work. Do to the nature of a roof leak, it is not uncommon for mold to be present since these leaks can often go quite sometime before they are discovered. Since water often flows through contaminants such as bird feces it is also important to avoid the wet materials if possible and treat the situation seriously. Any materials that are damaged or need to be removed will be demoed at this time and once everything has been cleaned up drying equipment will be set to begin drying the structure. The drying will be monitored daily and equipment will be set in a way to dry out the structure as quickly as possible.
At the conclusion of the dry-out, it is now time to put back any materials that had to be removed such as drywall, baseboards, flooring, cabinets or trim. The goal at this stage is to restore the structure to a conditions that is as good or better than before the leak occurred.
Good Times Restoration is a full service restoration company that can handle any of your Gilbert Roof leak or Gilbert water damage needs. In the event a leak or flood happens at your home or residence, don't hesitate to reach out.