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Commercial Roof Leaks in Lynchburg, VA?

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings tend to be significantly larger than residential units, and therefore catching structural problems early enough to prevent problems can be difficult. Because of this, it is important to conduct regular inspections of the building in order to catch any potential hazards or structural defects before they develop into major (and often expensive) liabilities.  One of the most important areas to inspect in a commercial building is the roof.  Roofs are often the first line of defense against water and storm damage.  Keeping a roof secure and in good condition can significantly reduce your chances of springing a costly leak during a storm.  Make sure that your roof undergoes regular inspections to ensure it is in excellent condition.  Be sure to check for the following issues:

  • Check for water spots or bubbles in the ceiling, which could indicate a hidden leak.
  • Be sure to remove any puddles of standing water on the roof. Allowing water to sit for long periods of time on the roof could rust metal roof decks, or rot wooden ones. Excessive water weight could strain the roof structure.
  • Check for gaps in the roof cover perimeter, which could allow rain water to seep in.
  • Ensure that the roof’s gutters and drains are regularly cleared of debris. This will allow water to flow freely during a rainy season, ensuring that water does not get backed up into the building.

While we hope that these tips help to keep your commercial business damage-free during rainy seasons, we understand that problems still arise, even after taking preventative steps.

If you experience a water loss at your commercial building, call SERVPRO of Lynchburg/ Bedford & Campbell Counties at (434)-525-9559.  We have teams of highly qualified water technicians ready to help!

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