Dealing With a Leak in your Roofing – On the House

Dealing With a Leak in your Roofing

By on March 5, 2014

Count on rainy season to bring you another round of problems to deal with — from annoying little leaks in your roof that may require professional roof repair services to nasty flash floods that soak your carpet. Get out your boots and umbrella and remember these tips for wet emergencies:

When a roof leak develops, drill a hole in the ceiling to reduce damage and to create a collection point for leaking water. When hardwood floors get soaked, squeegee off excess water immediately and dry slowly to reduce warping Use no heat.

Removing soaking carpets can cause tearing. Instead, pick up excess water with a wet/dry vac or a carpet-cleaning machine. Peel back wet carpet and discard the pad, then set up a fan to dry the area. In most cases carpets can be reused, but the pad will have to be replaced.

Call for roofing repair services immediately if you detect problems in your roof. Roofing problems, no matter how small, can quickly escalate if not fixed by a roofing contractor immediately.

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