Rain, rain, go away come back another day!
As we all remember reciting this catchy phrase throughout our childhood it continues to ring true, especially when you are moving to the beautiful Sarasota Florida area to enjoy all the sunshine and out door activities this area is known for!
If you are new to the Sarasota Florida area then you will need to realize that there is what is called a “dry” and a “rainy” season throughout much of the area.
The rainy season is, usually, from the Spring until the mid Fall time, here during these months it will usually rain everyday in the afternoon.
These rains will quickly be met with the return of sunshine which will dry all of the damp areas you see within minutes.
During this time of year many mobile home owners will realize that their mobile home roof has sprung a leak and will need to act quickly to fix the leak so that it does not lead to further damage.
When looking for leaks within your Sarasota mobile home you will want to pay close attention to the interior ceiling of your property. Make sure to spend a few minutes each week walking throughout your property to examine any small leaks that have sprung up since the last time you made the walk through your mobile home.
An easy way to spot if a leak has started to come up in your mobile home roof is to see small, off white in color, damp areas. These areas will initially start as very small circular spots, in about the same width as a pencil and will eventually spread to a much larger area. When you see these damp spots press on them very softly to make sure they are wet and not just a color disfiguration of the white ceiling board that covers the interior of your mobile home home ceiling.
Assuming these are damp spots, do not be alarmed as you have found them right after they have begun, congratulations!
Once you see these, make sure to keep an eye on them throughout your weekly walks and, if they grow at all, make sure to quickly call a reputable mobile home roofing company in the area to take a look at your roof leak. There are several reputable mobile home roofing companies throughout the Sarasota Florida area who specialize in mobile homes.
When meeting with the mobile home roofing professional make sure you understand where the roof leak is and if a patch job will take care of the problem or if an entire new roof (also known as a roof over) will need to be placed on your home to handle the leak.
If the leak is not fixed quickly it can lead to an ever larger spot which could lead to mold throughout your entire roof. In one case this year, we at The Mobile Home Dealer, saw an entire living room ceiling covered with what appeared to be mold all from one single roof leak. This ceiling was so far gone that we believe the mobile home may have had to be torn down as the mold was so immense!
Like with anything in home ownership, the key to avoid a large problem is property maintenance. With roof leaks in mobile homes this starts with the owner of the home paying attention to any issues they see and taking proper action to make sure a small problem does not lead to something much larger!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get a better place in life.