What to Do When Your Roof Is Leaking

Ask any Surrey homeowner, the mere thought of a leaky roof can send your heart racing and skyrocket your blood pressure. But if the unthinkable has happened, you’ll need to act fast. Taking a proactive approach to roof leaks will help lesson the damage, minimize the cost and, most importantly, avoid future leaks. If it’s raining in your living room, here are 5 steps you should take when roofing in Surrey homes are leaking.

Prevent further water damage

Your roof’s leaking, so now what? The first thing you’ll want to do when you discover a roof leak is to contain the water damage. To do this, move your tables, chairs, and electronics to a dry location. For heavier items like sofas and beds, cover them with plastic sheets—you’ll not only save your furniture, but also your back. Also, place a bucket under the leaks to catch any dripping water.

Remove water from your carpets and flooring

A leaking roof can lead to a host of household damage issues, like ruined carpets and damaged flooring. So, make sure to remove water from all woodwork and dry out your carpets. Otherwise, you could have a dangerous mold problem on your hands, causing a serious health risk to you and your family. If your carpet is soaked, remove the padding to allow the backing to properly dry. Keep your carpet in a well-ventilated area to help in the drying process. For your flooring, use a wet vac to suck up the water.

Check your roof for the source of the leak

Now that you’ve protected your indoor space (for now), you’ll want to inspect your roof for the source of the problem. Are your gutters free from debris? Does your roof have any missing shingles? Can you see outside light coming in though your attic?

Giving your roof a good once over should help point you in the right direction of your leak—just make sure to do it from the ground. Unless you’re a professional at roofing Surrey homes, you don’t want to put yourself in harm’s way.

Call a roofing contractor

If you have a leaking roof, it’s always a smart move to contact a licenced roofing professional, sooner than later. Even the tiniest leak can cause major damage over time. So, don’t put off getting it fixed. By choosing the right roofing contractor, you’ll not only put an end to that leaky roof, but also prevent it from leaking again.

Do you have a leaking roof? Here at Landmark Langley Roofing, our roof repair service is second to none. We will quickly assess and fix the roof damage, ensuring the rain and the snow stays where it belongs—outside your home.

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