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What Damage Can a Leaking Roof Cause My Covina Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from roof into a bucket in a living room Storm damage can affect your home without you even realizing it. Once you figure it out, call SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Severe storms can compromise the structure in many ways, but our in-house contractors and experienced restoration technicians can offer full-scale support from the time we arrive.

When storm losses impact your Covina home, it could have devastating effects on the property. Wind and rain damages can compromise the roof on the house, leading to penetration of floodwater and the continued decline of structural integrity. Even smaller portions of vulnerability in your home's defenses could welcome some catastrophic conditions without immediate action by accredited professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Whether it is a complete collapse of your roof system or a leaking roof from storms around your Covina residence, our professionals can help. We have a team of in-house contractors that can arrive along with our restoration technicians to offer real-time construction solutions to accompany water removal and drying. Before we can begin with the restoration work that your property needs, we must first determine the extent of the damage through a thorough inspection.

How Bad is the Structural Damage?

Compromise to the roof of your Covina home might not be detectable initially, especially if you are not familiar with some of the red flags that you might be looking for in the inspection. If you suspect that some degree of damage exists, you can rely on our fast-responding SERVPRO technicians to conduct this evaluation on your behalf. With sophisticated tools and technologies, we can identify the physical damages that exist throughout the property and track the migration of water.

Determining how bad the structural damage is to the roof and other areas of your home involve a thorough inspection conducted by our project manager and crew chief. This job scoping dictates the necessary actions, equipment, and personnel to make it "Like it never even happened." This inspection of the property determines several things, including:

  • The extent of the damage
  • Where water damage exists
  • What processes are needed to seal openings temporarily

What are Emergency Services?

Emergency services are the actions that our professionals take when we first arrive. In some situations, these approaches are so immediately needed that they precede job scoping and mitigation phases. The implementation of these specific services can help to limit the spread and severity of flood loss incidents throughout the property by sealing up damage points and quickly identifying standing water threats to pave the way for successful drying. While there are multiple emergency services, here are some of the most common after roof damage:

  • Board up services - If the roof is damaged, it is not far-fetched to believe that other areas of your home's defenses are compromised as well. Board up focuses on sealing overexposed openings in your house, such as broken windows and missing siding.
  • Tarping damaged roofs - With roof damages, it is essential to get the breach sealed up as soon as possible to prevent continued water penetration from runoff and other sources. Tarping over the roof is an effective method of avoiding this flooding.
  • Controlled demolition - There are some materials in flood events that become too damaged to protect and restore. In these situations, a suitable solution is to remove and discard these damaged materials to maximize the efficiency of reconstruction at a later date. 
  • Extraction - Removing standing water is a vital step in the emergency services that we can provide your home after a flood. Surface damage can quickly get absorbed by flooring materials and other exposed elements, making it essential to remove it with specific tools such as wet vacuums and submersible pumps.

Can a Damaged Roof Allow for Widespread Flooding?

Depending on the damage to the roof itself, any potential flooding in your home could vary significantly. Different approaches are required to address each of these situations from a slow leak that results in a persistent drip to lower levels of your home to complete breaches where runoff moves freely through the attic space. Determining what method works best for the current condition means a visual inspection targeting specific points. When any of these conditions get discovered, the amount of drying and restoration effort should increase:

  • Standing water
  • Trapped water
  • Moisture concerns

There is no mistaking that roof damage can lead to flood loss in your home or business. Addressing these conditions as quickly as possible can reduce how much of your home suffers the spread and migration of these flood effects. No matter what your home needs, from structural repairs to extraction and restoration, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can help by calling (626) 387-4111.

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