Dealing With a Leak in your Roofing
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.