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Getting Ahead of Roof Leaks in Washington DC

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Storms, wind, snow and ice cause several issues with a roofing in the Washington DC area. One big risk is that water may seep past the barrier of protection that the roof provides your home. The water may saturate the wooden structural support system of your home. This will soon weaken and possibly fall apart from water damage.

It is best if you know how to find a roof leak to catch the problem before it is too late.

Moisture or Dark Water Spots

You may notice less severe symptoms, such as dark water spots on your ceiling. Moisture without a clearly identifiable source could be a sign of a roof leak. Water spots on the lower levels may be a sign of internal water leaks from a bathtub, toilet, or other appliance.


If you take a closer look at your shingles, note the consistency of the granules attached to them. Granules are small pebble-like pieces that help protect your roof from the sun. If there are large portions of your roof missing granules, you might need to consider repair or replacement.

Dark Stains on Roof

If the shingles have any abnormal appearance, you know that a leak is certainly a risk. This implies that your home is much more exposed to the elements and vulnerable to damage from the weather.

Ceiling Issues

A bulging ceiling may indicate that water is building up without draining from the ceiling. It can cause even more serious damage by completely falling into the room below.

If you have a leaky roof or other water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Washington DC (202) 737-8776. We specialize in water damage restoration, it's the cornerstone of our business.

SERVPRO of Washington DC has the specific water damage training and experience to help you restore your home. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. We can get to your emergency faster because we are locally owned and operated. We are able to respond, with the right resources, which is extremely important.

Training That Makes a Difference

SERVPRO of Washington DC is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.

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