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Spotting the Signs of a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can be a major source of water damage throughout your home. Precision Home Improvements LLC works quickly and efficiently to identify and repair leaks, and provide long-term solutions to prevent future damage. While a leaking roof is typically pretty obvious, sometimes the signs are more subtle; just because you do not see water coming into your home, it doesn’t mean your roof is not leaking. If you notice any of the following signs of damage throughout your home, be sure to contact us immediately for assistance:

1) Water stains, which appear as light brown spots on your ceiling and walls, can be a telltale sign of a leaking roof. The stains turn brown as the result of mineral deposits, and remain even once the water has dried out. In some cases, the spots can turn black or green due to mold.

2) A musty smell is an easy way to tell that there is stagnant water or mold in your home. Even if you notice the smell in an isolated area of the house, be sure to check the attic; water damage caused by a roof leak can pervade throughout the home.

3)Mold and moss on any exterior wall of the home can be a sign of roof leakage. When gutters do not function properly to bring water away from the house, it drips down the sides, leading to mold growth over time. Be especially vigilant of exterior mold growth in sun-exposed areas, which typically would be dry and inhospitable to growth.

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