When it rains, it pours. The one thing that annoys most people when inside their homes, enjoying a rest is a leaking roof! Obviously, without rain, you wouldn’t notice a hole or crack in your roof.
Since the roof was built, it was exposed to punctures and various damages from harsh weather. Sun or rain can damage the roof. Even if it’s sunny in your area, in no time, some parts of the roof will soon be affected by moisture, heat, fallen branches of trees, animal manure, etc. And the fact that the roof is the least part of your house for you to be concerned about because you don’t see it unless you look up, you care less whether there’s a problem until the damage directly affects you.
What you can do
In case of heavy rains and your roof starts to leak, there are minor things you can do to help solve the problem. It is annoying how a leak disrupts your day, given that you’re not an expert who has to climb a roof to make an immediate repair. You can do some things to mitigate the leak, temporarily, and from there you can assess how much the roof needs repair. These sudden instances don’t require you to call a roofer, but the tips below will prevent you from causing more damage to the roof and save money after all.
Stay away from leaks and move away items and furniture and electrical appliances in the house that can be soaked with water—If it’s inconvenient to move heavy things around to avoid the water, cover these items instead of waterproof material and place a container directly where the leak is coming from. Keep in mind that no matter how small a hole could be, the water can damage the things it comes to contact with when they are not supposed to be damped.
Place a container on the spots of leaks—Another smart strategy to contain the water is to place a bucket on the spot to catch the water. You can even attach the pail a little higher onto the ceiling by tieing the handle with a string to a hook. Just be careful and vigilant that the water might pile up soon, the pail will turn upside down, giving you more headache eventually. Don’t do this if the rain pours hard; the water will seep in fast.
Mop the water—Some homes have carpeted floors. Soaked carpets must be pulled off immediately to avoid molds from accumulating. Dry the floor and the carpet using a vacuum cleaner. Water that seeped through the sides of the wall can also damage woodworks. So, it is necessary to clean and dry them all to prevent further damage to the walls.
In your little way, you can do the following to prevent leaks during heavy storms:
- Clean gutters and remove objects that block the water
- Check roof flashing and see if there are broken corners
- If trees surround your house, trim them regularly to keep from leaves and branches collecting on the roof
What we can do
Being your licensed contractors, you can call us anytime if you suspect your roof has been exposed to substantial damage. For our clients, we will look into our agreement regarding insurance coverage, and fix that roof right away to protect you from future emergencies.
Always trust a certified roof builder so the job will not be a second rate when it comes to the stability and durability of the roof materials used. We at Roofers Bristol, we ensure that our undertakings are completed right the first time. If there can be any issues, we see to it that these are minimal. We don’t want to give the burden of having to fix the leaking roof by yourself or calling a novice to handle the repair.
Never trust a roofing company that will give you false promises. Always be keen on verifying their existence and their license to operate. Bogus roofing service providers often do not have office satellites to visit. Check their website, too. With Roofers Bristol UK, you can always depend on us. Call us and enjoy our 24-hour emergency call-out, so you will never run out of solution when situations get tough. Our team of experts are just a call away; they are the key to your informed decision making.