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How Does SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville handle roof leaks?

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

Roof leaks can cause allow water access to the interior of your property. It may go unnoticed until there is a slight discoloration or a slow drip from the ceiling. These are the unwelcome signs of a roof leak, which can be extensive and expensive to repair. So, what should you do if water has stained on the ceiling or running down the walls?

First, you need to understand the risks that roof leaks can cause, which include:

-Soggy insulation

-Rotted framing

-Damaged drywall

-Damaged ceilings

-Pooled water sitting inside the walls

-Possible mold and mildew growth

For the exterior repairs, you will need a roofing company to situate the repairs to the roof or temporarily tarping the affected area to prevent further water damage from entering the structure.

For interior repairs from the water damage, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville recommend poking several holes in the area with buckets below to catch the released water. Releasing any water that is bowed in the ceiling will prevent extensive damages, like the ceiling caving down completely, flooding the house with water and drywall. We can assess the roof leak from the inside by inspecting the attic, checking the materials such as drywall of the affected area, and placing drying equipment to stabilize the environment.

Lastly, remember to contact your insurance provider to ensure that the claim will be covered.

Give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call if you have a roof leak or interior water damage to your home. We operate 24/7 and service El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Diamond Springs, and Placerville. We can be reached at 916-933-3890.

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