Picture this: You’re planning for a weekend away—even the bags are packed at the end of the bed—when you notice a drip from the ceiling. It’s raining outside, but now it’s also raining in your bedroom. Think you have a roof leak? Try this.
If it’s raining indoors, don’t panic. While there’s never a convenient time for your roof to leak, but there are things you can do to help mitigate the damage, minimize the cost, and prevent further damage. Here, let’s discuss what to do when you think you have a roof leak.
If you think your roof is leaking, the first thing you’ll want to do is check for a source. Where is the water coming from? Is it just a burst pipe? Have you tried shutting off the water main? If you’ve followed the usual protocol for stopping a burst pipe and your ceiling continues spewing water, it’s likely the roof. Do your best to contain the water. Immediately put a bucket beneath the leak to catch the water and help you avoid damaging your floors.
Once the leak is contained, clean up any standing water with dry towels and extra strength fans. Cleaning up water as soon as possible will help you avoid staining and mold growth. Have soaked carpets? Make sure to pull it away from the padding and expose both sides of the rug and the pad. If damage is extensive, you may need to call a water damage restoration company.
Call a professional roofing company to come out and assess any damage. A team will be able to safely identify the problem form the roof and create a plan of action. If you experienced extensive water damage, you may also want to call a water damage restoration company. Some home restoration companies near Denver specialize in roof repair as well as water damage services, so be sure to ask lots of questions before making a hire.
Have your recently experienced unexpected flooding or leaks? If you are worried about water damage, give 970 Services a call today. We understand disaster. Our team is always professional, attentive, and willing to go the distance for any and all of our clients in Northern Colorado. As the #1 Denver home restoration company, we’re always on your side.
If you ever have to face water damage, mold, leaking, flooding, or a natural disaster, remember to call a local, trusted home restoration company first. Need assistance ASAP? Give us a call at (970) 888-0970 or contact us online for a FREE estimate.
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