How to Spot Water Damage in Commercial Buildings
1. Changes in Wall & Ceiling Condition
The early signs of water issues can manifest in many ways. You may notice mold accumulating on your walls or ceilings or be able to see discoloration. When moisture accumulates, the drywall can absorb it until it emerges on the side that faces the room. When this occurs, you might find bubbles in the paint or wallpaper where the material no longer adheres to the wall.
2. Roof & Gutter Issues
Blocked gutters can prevent water from running off your building, which could lead to pooling water and eventual roof repairs. Standing water can seep into the walls and damage the structural components of your building, while wet plant matter can begin to break down and rot. Always have your gutters cleaned regularly, especially if there are any trees near your building, and schedule an inspection and any necessary roof repairs after major storms.
3. Musty Odors
Damp environments create the perfect conditions for mold to thrive and develop a musty smell. The odor may be more noticeable to some individuals than others, but it should always be investigated. If it’s left unaddressed, mold can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms and affect your employees’ health and productivity.
If water damage is affecting your business, allow the team from Interstate Roofing & Waterproofing in La Crosse County, WI, to help. In addition to roof repairs and new installations, this team provides waterproofing to help businesses stay dry and operational. Explore their finished commercial projects in their online gallery or call (608) 783-2106 to request an estimate.