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Do Garage Roofs Matter?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Visible Mold and Water Damage on a Commercial Garage Roof Neglected roof leak leads to mold issue in a commercial garage.

When it comes down to business, many owners spend money where it counts and often neglect or overlook smaller matters, like the garage.  Perhaps the owner is the only one with access to the garage, or several select employees.  Who cares what the garage looks like?  The garage isn’t the money maker, but in many cases, it stores your fleet, your valuable construction equipment and possibly even materials for your next client.  The garage, and any storage area, is an important place in your business that requires regular inspection. 

In this particular instance, the garage roof of this small business had a leak.  Over time and neglect, it led to a larger leak that seeped in and damaged the roof which in turn damaged ceiling sheetrock.  When the staining became noticeable, the owner replaced a small bit of the sheetrock without addressing the water and moisture issue.  He had the roof repaired but neglected to dry out the ceiling cavity before replacing the sheetrock.  When the moisture in the cavity produced mold across the ceiling, the business owner knew it was time to call in the mold professionals at SERVPRO of North Morris County to mitigate the damage.

Roof leaks, no matter how small or insignificant they initially seem, can lead to big damage if they are not properly repaired in a timely manner. 

Signs of roof leaks:

  • Staining on ceiling material in top floor rooms
  • Water running down walls
  • Audible dripping sounds behind the walls
  • Wet roofing material seen from inside the attic

If you suspect a roof leak, call a professional to assess the source.  Call SERVPRO of North Morris County to assess the damage caused by a leaky roof.  We are here to help.

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