A flat roof is an intricate asset on any commercial building. It protects the building from outside weather, keeping employees and customers safe inside. The name “flat roof” is a bit of a misnomer, though. Many commercial roofs feature a slight slope, so rain can run off without pooling.
There’s a whole drainage system involved to avoid water-related issues like pooling, flooding, and leaks. Of course, flat roof drain maintenance requires professional expertise. At Showalter Roofing, we know how to clean and fix your drainage system using state-of-the-art techniques. Believe us when we say you’ll notice the difference.
What Are Commercial Roof Drains?
Whereas residential roofs have gutters and downspouts, commercial flat roofs have unique drainage systems. These roofing systems have gutters to expel rainwater, but also feature drainage spouts spread across the roof membrane. Drainage spouts channel runoff into scupper drains, downspouts, and drainage fields.
Alternatively, your commercial building may feature a built-in internal drainage system. In this case, the drainage spouts act similarly, drawing water from the roof’s surface into a central drain and out the drainage pipe.
The Risks of a Clogged Roof Drain
A clogged roof drain poses serious concern for your commercial roof. When your roof drain clogs, it blocks water flow and creates water pools. Pooling water on the roof deck can create a whole range of worse issues,
- Water leaks
- Foundation damage
- Weak rooftop membrane
- Holes in the roof
- Water damage to the siding, ceilings, and flooring
- Flooding damage
- Pest and mold infestation
Many of these issues build up over time. Nevertheless, it’s critical you catch pooling water right away. Otherwise, unless you check your roofing material and drain bowl after every storm, you cannot ascertain any rooftop damages or leaks until issues worsen.
My Roof Drain Pipe Clogged: Now What?
If your roof drain pipe is clogged, don’t stress. Call Showalter Roofing for professional drainage maintenance and cleaning. Our roof technicians will identify, address, and resolve issues in your drainage spouts, scupper drains, and downspouts. Our process is fast, simple, and efficient:
- Clean the surrounding area.
- Vacuum leaves and other debris that’s blocking the drain.
- Break apart any internal clogs using specialized tools and industry techniques.
- Flush the drain to ensure it’s flowing freely and check for any residual blockages.
It’s that easy. As a commercial roofing company, we work hard to ensure quality work. Whenever you call us, we respond with professional roofing contractors ready and willing to tackle your roofing problems. With that in mind, our drain cleaning services take less than an hour, guaranteeing a clean, clog-free rooftop.
Call us today at 630-499-7700 to schedule your drain cleaning appointment. We work across the Midwest and Southeast United States, providing top-notch commercial roofing services wherever our clients need us. We’re even available on Saturdays if you need emergency roof maintenance on the weekend.
We’re happy to answer your questions and concerns. At Showalter Roofing, we value customer satisfaction. Every project we do, from customer service to commercial roof installation, fits our commitment to excellence. Schedule service today for commercial roof drainage services or to schedule regular maintenance!