Spring has sprung in the high country. After months of around-the-clock freezing temps, we all relish this time of year, enjoying warmer daytimes while still being able to enjoy snow sports. However, the spring cycle of daytime warmth with overnight freezing can wreak havoc on one of the most important parts of our homes- the roof! Roof leaks are most likely to occur this time of year when the snow sitting on the rooftop begins to melt.
We’ve created a helpful list of the steps to take when a roof leak is spotted:
Step 1. Contain the leak
If the leak is not too large, place buckets and pots under the stream or drip to prevent and minimize spread.
Step 2. Remove the source of the leak
Call someone who specializes in snow roof removal to remove ice dams and snow sitting on the roof.
Step 3. Dry all Exposed Materials
Once the leak is under control, all carpet, furniture, woodwork and anything else that was exposed to water needs to be thoroughly dried. Not only will water leave a stain, but mostly, you must prevent mold from growing in your home. If the carpet is soaked, pull it away from the padding and expose both sides of the rug and the pad to briskly circulating air. If the damage is extensive, call a professional water extraction company.
Step 4. Roof Inspection
Have a roofing contractor inspect your roof to see if repairs need to be made.
How We Can Help
We can provide all the assistance you need for step #3:
There is nothing fun about roof leaks! Take away some of the stress by calling one company who can take care of multiple services – Exclusive Cleaning and Restoration. 970.668.1600
3 things all homeowners should know about winter water damage
While others are out celebrating winter weather and the accumulating snow fall, a few unlucky mountain residents may be dealing with winter weather infiltrating their home. In harsh winter climates, like Summit County, Colorado, flood damage is most likely to occur because of a frozen or burst pipe.
Once water damage happens, there is no time to waste. Water damage acts quickly, and will ruin property in short periods of time, if left unmanaged. The sooner the water is extracted and the property is dried out, the lower the risk of dangerous mold growth.
Here are 3 things you need to know about water damage.
Call a local 24/7 water damage and restoration professional as soon as you notice any signs of water damage. The longer you wait, the more damage and the higher the costs of restoration.
Turn off the Electricity.
This one may seem obvious, but it’s imperative to restrict any power or electricity to a water damage or flood effected area.
Call a Professional.
Flooding and restoration professionals can quickly assess levels of moisture, in both visible and non-visible areas, while also assessing the area for mold growth. Local professionals also have the skills, experience, and equipment necessary to extract, remove, and restore your property.
The certified technicians at Exclusive Cleaning and Restoration can help. Give us a call 24/7 and we’ll help assess damage over the phone and be on site as soon as possible.