Ponding is a term to describe when low slope or commercial flat roofs have standing water accumulating on their building. This may not sound like a big problem, but water can wear on a roof, causing rot, mold, and leaks to propagate. For a commercial roof, this can be a huge problem. Why does this happen? Flat roofing systems are required to have proper drainage to prevent such problems from happening after rain storms. When there is not proper drainage, the water will accumulate during storms and even during the condensation process. If you notice ponding, it is important to have your local commercial roofing contractor come to inspect your roof, ensuring damage is minimal and taken care of.
How To Deal With Ponding
Your local roofer may not be able to get our to your commercial property as quickly as you would like them to. When this happens, there are a couple of things you can do to handle the problem in the meanwhile.
The first thing you can do is to inspect all drainage lines for any clogs or materials such as patches and grains. These can cause the ponding. Try and remove as much as possible from the drain to allow the water to escape. Another trick you can try is to plaster in the ponding area. This will reduce the area of ponding and elevate it, allowing the water to dissipate at a quicker rate. These are temporary fixes for while you await your roofer to arrive, reducing the likelihood of excessive water damage.
Remember, having your roofer inspect your roof will keep your commercial building protected and prevent any water damage. Call Weathershield Roofing Group today at 407-298-0100 for your roof inspection today!