Water Removal Services After Roof Damage in Durham
SERVPRO Works Fast to Keep Your Shop Open After a Water Damage Event
Bad weather can cause roof damage in the form of missing shingles, cracked tiles, or poorly attached gutters. Over time, water can come through and compromise the top floor, roof, and even walls. The damage can appear slowly, unnoticeably, and undetected – until it is too late. The results can be devastating to the business.
After a significant weather event, take some time to inspect your roof for water damage. If something does not seem right, SERVPRO can arrive promptly to provide appropriate water removal services for your Durham shop. Our highly trained technicians follow IICRC recommendations to ensure that your business is operational again as quickly as possible.
If the water damage reaches the ceiling tiles, removing and replacing individual pieces is typically less expensive than drying. Water usually stains tiles and causes them to bow. However, certain tiles (such as asphalt) are more resistant to moisture damage than others and may be salvageable. In any case, removing them allows air to circulate and dry the wet areas above.
When scoping the roof for water damage, SERVPRO technicians examine every part of the construction. Did the water affect the roofing material? If so, we undertake the necessary procedure to patch it permanently or replace it where necessary. The same process applies to any roof decking material and other structural parts that sustained water damage. There may be instances when a partnered and referred roofer is needed to complete the fixing.
Drying exterior walls can be difficult because of limited air movement. Insulation in wall cavities significantly reduces air circulation, thus extending the drying time. Regardless of this difficulty, drying is usually cheaper than removing and replacing drywall or other similar coverings. Besides that, demolishing the walls can cause much more interruption to the building occupants, whether workers, clients, customers, or dwellers. Our air movers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and ancillary equipment can deal with any issues. We may also drill holes in the top and bottom of the walls to facilitate air movement. The faster the circulation, the more rapid the evaporation.
Keeping an eye on your shop can go a long way towards avoiding hefty repair expenses. SERVPRO of North Durham offers 24/7 water removal services and can respond quickly to your emergency. Call us anytime at (919) 467-0880.