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if You Suspect Water Damage or Mold in Your Home, Don't Wait To Take Action

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Leaky roof and ceiling can lead to serious water damage, call SERVPRO of West Tampa (813) 855-0888.

Leaky Roof and Tampa Water Damage 

Most people think a roof leak in Tampa is just a structural problem. However, it poses several safety and health risks as well. The constant intrusion of water slowly but steadily works its way down from your roof to your foundation, compromising the integrity of your whole structure if left unchecked. 

To prevent this slow but devastating water damage to your Tampa home, you need to address roof leaks very quickly. At the first signs of roof damage, get in touch with our staff at SERVPRO of West Tampa (813) 855-0888. We are trained to handle these situations in an efficient manner so we can avoid further damage to your home.

One thing we may likely have to replace are ceiling tiles where the water came down through your roof. Usually, these are less expensive to replace than to dry. Plus, water can stain the tiles and make them bow, so they become an eyesore as well if not replaced.

SERVPRO of West Tampa technicians can remove ceiling tiles during the drying process so air can circulate and dry the wet areas above the tiles.

When the water has gone down through your walls, drying several layers of sheetrock requires longer drying time. Drying just one layer of wet drywall usually takes five to seven days, and two segments can take ten to fourteen days.

We monitor the layers using a penetrating moisture tester with Teflon coated probes. These probes are used in inconspicuous places, and we patch the holes during the process of restoration. When wet, drywall becomes more fragile, so we make sure to be careful as we work. It stabilizes more as it dries out.

SERVPRO of West Tampa staff also checks and dries all flooring and subflooring for any water damage. If needed, we take the appropriate action depending on the type of floor and set out air moves and dehumidifiers to ensure a faster drying time.

Suspect Mold in Tampa?

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Tarpon to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof, chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a perfect environment for mold growth.

SERVPRO of West Tampa are the ones to call when you have a leaky roof and water damage to your home. Call us right away at (813) 855-0888 when you realize there is a problem, and we can be out to your home in a timely fashion to help you restore your structure.

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