What to Do if You Have a Roof Leak

Your house smells like mildew, your hardwood is taking water damage, and you’ve slipped on wet floors more than twice now. Sound familiar? You may have a roof leak on your hands. Roof leaks come in all shapes and sizes, and due the infamous severe storms we experience in Florida, they aren’t uncommon. While you can never predict a leak, you can take steps to mitigate the damage as soon as one appears.

Steps to Take if You Have a Water Leak

  • Catch the water. Before you can tackle the water damage, you need to contain your leak. Get a large bucket or other waterproof container to catch the falling water. If water is still escaping the bin, cover your floor with an old towel or t-shirt. If the paint around the leak begins to bubble, chances are moisture is getting trapped between the paint and the ceiling. You will need to pop the bubble to drain the excess water before moving onto the next step.
  • Cover your assets. Leaks strike just about anywhere. If the room suffering from a leak happens to have expensive furniture, flooring, bedding, or electronics, make sure you fully cover them with a large tarp to prevent further damage. If you can move smaller items out of the room like TVs, computers, or chairs, do so.
  • Get things dry. Once your leak is under control and your belongings are safe, it’s time to start removing the water. You will need to quickly dry your flooring, bedding, furniture and other items to prevent stains and mold. You may need to pull your carpet away from the padding to help it air out. If the damage is extensive, call a professional water extractor.
  • Get professional help. The only way to make sure your roof is properly patched up and won’t experience repetitive leaks is to hire a professional Clermont roofing company like Roof Commander. Our expert roofers have the proper training, knowledge, and tools to get your roof patched up in no time, leaving you with peace of mind and a dry home.

Prevent Future Leaks

While working with us to patch up your roof will stop any leaks you currently have, there are still hazards around your home that could create future leaks. A few ways you can maintain the health of your new or repaired roof is to:

  • Trim trees around your home
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Check your roof after intense storms, especially involving hail
  • Create a maintenance plan with Roof Commander

If you are experiencing a roof leak or believe you may have to deal with one soon due to the age of your roof, contact Roof Commander. As Central Florida’s best roofer for nearly ten years, you can trust our professionals to get the job done right the first time. Want a free estimate? Call us today at 386-259-6274.