Roof leaks are a stressful and unpleasant experience to go through. As a homeowner, you may feel panicked, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the damage. If you have a roof leak, here are a few things you should do right away to help.
- Move Your Furniture and Items – If you have water coming into your house, make sure to move all the items you can out of the way to protect them or use a plastic tarp to cover them.
- Do Your Best to Contain the Water – Try a bucket, plastic bin, or anything large enough to contain the water.
- Collect Photos and Evidence for Your Insurance Company – Photos of the damaged area as well as any of your belongings that were damaged will come in handy when filing a home insurance claim.
- Call Your Roofing Company Immediately – Once you’ve protected all the items in your home and have managed to contain the water, give your roofing company a call. We will inspect the inside and outside of your roof to diagnose the problem and immediately get to work on fixing and restoring your roof.
While roof leaks can be scary, they can be easy to manage if you follow these steps. When your roof is leaking, it is important to act quickly to reduce the amount of damage done to your home and your belongings. Don’t hesitate to call us if you suspect you have a roof leak.