Roof Maintenance to Prevent Water Damage & Floods

The roof on your home is a major structural component and when neglected it can result in serious damage and hefty costs to recover. A leaking or compromised roof can cause flooding and water damage throughout your home – ruining furniture, appliances, personal items, and the structural integrity of your home. Sometimes roof damage cannot be avoiding, like in the event of a storm, fire, or earthquake – but there are preventative roof maintenance tasks you can routinely perform to ensure your roof stays strong.

Before You Begin

Safety should always come first, and getting on the roof is highly dangerous. We suggest hiring a professional company that specializes in roof maintenance to conduct work if you suspect your roof has damage, has worn down, or if you do not feel confident in getting up there yourself. Some roof maintenance can be done from the ground or from a ladder, but many tasks require getting on the actual roof and walking around. When in doubt – call a professional. Doing the work yourself could risk bodily harm to yourself or further damage to your roof.

Cleaning with Care

Your roof is the first line of defense against many elements of nature and you should be sure to keep it clean and clear year-round. One of these components to be cleaned are the rain gutters. The gutters serve to collect and redirect rainwater that comes off the roof, and if clogged they can cause water buildup that could end up leaking into your home – flooding the place. 

Clean out your gutters at least twice a year, we suggest at the end of summer before the leaves begin to fall, and again at the start of spring once the weather begins to warm up.

You should also be sure to keep the area around your roof and gutters clear of any plants and debris that could cause buildup or damage. This especially includes any tree branches that could drop leaves or even break and fall on your roof. You should clean your roof at the same frequency as your gutters, and as needed if you notice buildup or organic matter.

Routine Roof Maintenance Check-Ups

Wear and tear over time can ruin the integrity of your roof. We recommend conducting routine check-ups of your roof to ensure you stay ahead of any potential water damage and flooding. Sections of the roof to check during routine maintenance include:

These are all components that may not be obvious to the untrained eye, which is where it becomes imperative to hire a professional restoration company that has experience working with roofs and has the tools to identify water damage.

Keep Your Home in Top Shape

Roof maintenance will keep your home in top shape all year round and will increase its chances of maintaining integrity through storms and other natural events. In the event that you have concerns about your roof or if your home has recently suffered damage from fire, flooding, or other storms – S&S Restoration has a rapid response timeline that enables us to come out to your property promptly to assess your roof for damage, leaks, and potential flooding.

About S&S Restoration

S&S Restoration is a Temecula, California restoration company that specializes in both residential and commercial buildings affected by fire, flooding, mold, and storms. We proudly serve the Inland Empire, San Diego, High Desert, and San Bernardino County areas. Give us a call at (800) 608-8447 or visit our website at, we’re available 24/7 for emergency response to guarantee the best outcomes. 

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