When homeowners think about their roof and rain showers, they most likely think about their gutter system. This is because most homes are constructed with pitched roofs so that water flows away.
However, when commercial property owners think about their roof and rain showers, they most likely think about their Roof Drain. This is because most businesses typically have flat roofs without a pitch in the roof.
Flat roofs may be functional for the installation of building-wide HVAC systems and other reasons – but without a roof drain they’re also exceptional at collecting standing water, and this is something a business owner does not want their building to be known for.
Standing water on a roof top can lead to all kinds of nasty problems which can lead to roof drain repairs, including:
- Water Leaks. Pooling water will always find a way into a porous surface or the tiniest crack or crevice. Be prepared to break out the pots and pans to catch the water as it leaks through your ceiling!
- Debris accumulation. Standing water and any fixtures on your roof can trap garbage or debris that is flying around. This makes a perfect set up for mold, mildew, and seeds of plants to take root and take up residence.
- Insects (like mosquitos) love standing water and will mistake your roof for a hotel and a nursery at the same time! Yuck!
- Ice, ice, baby. If you’re lucky enough to experience all four seasons, then all that standing water will eventually turn into ice, which causes all kinds of terrible plumbing and roofing headaches later when it expands and contracts.
So a solution to all of these issues is to have a functioning roof drain, which may eventually need a roof drain repair job. The roof drain may be configured to empty into a storm drain pipe and then onto either a storm sewer, a nearby body of water, or to the ground. But if you have standing water on your roof, then it’s time for a roof drain repair.
Your roof drain or strainer may be clogged with debris. In this case, we can clean it out and determine if a replacement strainer needs to be installed. If the drain piping is clogged we can rod it out so it’s clean as a whistle! Your roof drain repair job will be done quickly and efficiently as the experts at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing have lots of experiences in roof drain repair jobs.
Count on Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing for all of your roof drain repair needs! We provide free estimates and assessments, so contact us today!