If your roof has sprung a leak, major damage can occur in your home. With the rainy spring weather steadily approaching, it is important to educate yourself on how to protect your home from damaging leaks should the event occur. Old roofs or roofs that have endured rough seasonal weather have the potential to leak. Turnbull Roofing, an Oshawa roofing company, can help you fix repair your leak or replace your roof to protect your home. For immediate action for trying to prevent a rainstorm in your living room, you can use the following steps below.
Once you find a leak in your home, the first step is to prevent damage. Move or put plastic covering on anything that can be damaged by water such as appliances, furniture, electronics, paintings, or valuables.
Contain The Water
Place a bucket or other waterproof container beneath the leak(s) to catch water. Put an old T-shirt or towel in the bottom of the bucket to absorb splashing if it becomes a problem. Containing the water will ensure that it does not spread to places it shouldn’t be or leak through to other areas of your home. If there is too much water to be contained or controlled, call a licensed roofing contractor that offers 24 hour emergency services.
Remove The Water
Once you have the leak(s) contained and under control, dry any carpet, furniture, woodwork, etc. that was exposed to water. Water will damage and stain the object but most importantly, drying objects thoroughly will prevent mold from growing in your home.
Call Your Insurance Company
If you know or suspect that your home has sustained heavy damage, call your insurance company. Determine what is and isn’t covered in your policy to see what kind of financial help you are eligible to receive for the repair of your roof.
Get The Leaky Roof Repaired
Once you’re done with damage control and minimizing the affects of the leaky roof in your home, immediately get your roof replaced/repaired to avoid future damage. Call a licensed roofing contractor and be sure to follow the following tips so that you find the right people to fix you roof:
Prevent Future Leaks
After you’ve had your roof repaired or replaced, here are a few easy tips you can follow to prevent it from leaking again:
Leaking roofs are a hassle. Don’t let it damage your home by following these helpful tips. Choose the right contractor for your repairs, reroofing, or maintenance to help ensure it performs well for years to come. Call Turnbull Roofing, your local Oshawa Roofing Company, today at (insert phone number) or visit our website for your roofing services needs.