Here at Philly Roofing, we’ve been repairing and replacing roofs across Philadelphia for over 25 years. Leaking roofs can cause damage to homes and potentially unnecessary repairs to rooftops. However, repairs and leaks can often be avoided if action is taken to prevent leaks or as soon as a leak is discovered. Below we’ve listed some tips on what to do if your rooftop springs a leak:
Act Quickly to Prevent Water Damage
The first thing to do when you notice a leaky roof is to prevent damage to furniture, carpets, electronics, and valuables. This can be done by directly applying a plastic covering to anything that is in immediate danger. Water can be a very damaging substance; it can also lead to electrocution if it gets into the electronics of your home.
Contain the Water
Placing a waterproof container on top of an old rag or item of clothing will both contain the water and avoid splash damage. If there are several leaks, you may want to use a plastic sheet to channel them all towards the container. If the water is uncontainable, we recommend calling a roofing professional out urgently.
Remove as Much Water as Possible
Now that the leak has been contained, it’s time to remove as much water as possible from carpets, furniture, walls, and any other areas that the water may damage if left for some time. Water can stain and lead to mold inside a home; this can be damaging to both the aesthetics of your home and for your health. Therefore, it’s crucial that as much water as possible is removed from your property.
Look for a Professional Roofing Contractor
Now that the leak is under control, it’s time to look for a professional roofing contractor to repair or replace any damaged areas. Shop around and look for the best quotes from several companies, ensuring that they are fully licensed and insured. Get a quote that itemizes repairs and costs so that there are no discrepancies and ask for a guarantee for parts and labor for a period of time agreed between yourself and the contractor.
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