Roof leaks can be extremely hard to deal with in certain cases. If your office is at the top floor, however, this problem is one that is bound to come around sooner or later. No roof is impervious to damage, and when water damage hits, the walls and upper corners of your office will be the first to feel the aftermath. So let’s take a look at how you can minimize the damage and the cost of repairing your office and roof:
- Conduct regular roof inspections and maintenance work in order to prevent the leak if possible.
- If the leak has already occurred, the first thing to do is remove the equipment and office furniture from the area in order to minimize any damage. Also, make sure you call an electrician to deal with any wiring or power outlets that might have already been affected by the water.
- Use a few quick fixes, such as temporarily covering up the affected area, in order to minimize the leakage.
- Depending on the type of roof you own, make sure you inspect the attic (if there is one) and the decking of the roof. However, start with the surface to see if you can find any cracks or damaged shingles or flashing.
- If the problem is deeper than you’d expected, call your local commercial roofer to take care of them. They can often do it in a minimal amount of time and without requiring as much of an expense as you’d expect.