Commercial Office water saturation in ceiling
Any time a roof leak is not recognized, and water continues to saturate, it creates a heavy water build up between the roof and ceiling.
The weight if the water collected, eventually bursts and causes damages inside the structure as in this particular Commercial Office. The water weight made the ceiling very dangerous for people to be inside as when that breaks loose, everything will fall on to who ever is under the saturated ceiling. In this case, SERVPRO tapped off access because the florescent light fixture had already fallen and the water collected between ceiling and roof was ready to give away and fall.
When SERVPRO arrives, assessing the water leak is critical however, so is the safety of others.
The owner of the building was very understanding to the importance of not having this office open and our Water Mitigation Team and Repairs teams were able to do required Water Mitigation and some repairs while the business owner had the outside roof repaired for the future.