What To Do When My Roof is Leaking
Nothing puts a damper in your day like noticing a leak coming from your roof. A leaky roof is a sign of some sort of roof damage, and that damage might be worse than you think. There are a few things you can do to try and minimize damage and rectify the situation as soon as possible. Here are the steps to take if you notice your roof is leaking.
Clean Up the Mess
Chances are you noticed the leaky roof because of a drip coming from the ceiling or a puddle on the floor. Go ahead and clean up the mess so you don’t have further damage to your flooring or carpet. If you have carpet that is sustainably wet, do your best to get it dry with a portable fan or a shop vac to reduce the risk of mold.
Minimize Further Mess
Take steps to minimize the mess from getting any bigger. This could mean putting down a tarp or plastic, putting a bucket below the drip or removing area rugs from under the water leak. This is also a great time to look for other leaks in your home and clean those up as well.
Call a Professional
Call your local roofing professionals to get someone out to your house ASAP. They will be able to look over the damage and see what needs to be done. They will also be able to check for further damage and provide you with an estimate.
Inspect the Roof and Interior
While you wait for the professionals to arrive, do a quick spot check of your roof from the safety of the ground as well as check all rooms in your home for leaks and damage. Don’t forget to check the attic, inside closets and in any upper crawl spaces. Make note of any place you see damage or leaking so you can be sure to point it out to your roofing professional.
Call your Insurance
Once you’ve spoken with your roofing professional, assessed the damage and have an estimate in hand it’s time to call your homeowners insurance. They may have specific requirements for you to follow and the damage may be covered. Do not skip this call, it’s very important.
Fix the Damages
You’ve got the estimate, you’ve got the green light from your insurance, now you need to get the damages fixed as soon as possible. Waiting too long to have roof repairs done can lead to further damage and potentially even an unsafe living environment.
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