Just Got a New Roof – Now What?

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After every major storm there is a spike of new roofs being installed. The sound of nail guns seems to be so constant that it starts to become normal. If you are getting a roof replacement, it’s important to take the right steps to protect your home. Just be sure that you don’t stop there.

Usually, the reason for getting a new roof is that large portions of shingles were blown away. Or even worse, a fallen tree causes damage, opening your home to the elements. If your roof was damaged and water made its way into your home, don’t forget to have a moisture analysis and mold inspection completed.

Did Water Make it in Your Home?

Whether it was a few shingles, or a big hole, water tends to find its way in your home through even the smallest crack or opening. Having your roof and attic exposed to moisture can lead to mold problems if not corrected. Some homeowners may be tempted to just replace the roof and fix the obvious damage, without considering what may be hiding behind walls and in the attic. Wet insulation and sheetrock needs to be fully dried out, and in many cases, replaced.

BioClean Remediation, LLC completes thorough moisture testing using the latest technology. Using our proven methods, we can tell you if moisture is hiding in your walls. If you have a moisture problem, we can help with a customized dry-out plan, or if mold has started growing, we’ll put together a comprehensive mold restoration plan.

How Can I Be Sure My Home is Safe?

What should you do after the cause of the water damage is fixed? It’s important to make sure that there’s no additional damage hiding in your home. Additional damage can be water behind walls, wet insulation, or mold beginning to grow. FEMA states that it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to begin to grow. Don’t put off this important inspection. A quick call to BioClean Remediation, LLC is all it takes to have one of our certified experts to come to your home for a thorough inspection.

What Now?

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