What to do when you notice your roof is leaking?
Sometimes you’ll get a bit of a warning when your roof has begun to leak, water will begin building up, soaking and discoloring your ceiling’s drywall. Ideally you’ll be able to catch it early, and contact a professional and licensed roof repair company like Rocky Mountain Catastrophe and Restoration, but sometimes you’re not that lucky.
Imagine this. A cold front moves in, the sky gets dark, and rain starts pouring down. You run in your house only to start hearing the dreaded, “drip, drip, drip” of water leaking in.
So what do you do?
Here are some steps to take when you notice a leak.
1. Shut off electricity near where the water is coming in. Electricity and water don’t mix. If the leak is near the overhead lighting fixture and ceiling fan, turn it off. If the leak occurring on a wall near an outlet, shut off the electricity to the room. (We know it might be inconvenient…but you’re better safe than sorry.)
2. Bring out some towels to dry out your floor. Carpeting, wood, and other floor surfaces can be damaged by water, (especially in large quantities). The sooner you soak it up and dry the floors, the better off you’ll be.
3. Buckets. Set out buckets beneath the leak. This will prevent more water from coming in and damaging your flooring.
4. Call a professional like Rocky Mountain Catastrophe and Restoration. We are available to assist 24/7 and with leaks, time is of the essence because the more water that enters your home, the more damage will be done.
5. Contact your homeowner’s insurance company. The sooner you reach out to your insurance company, the smoother the process will go. If you have questions or are unsure of how to contact you, Rocky Mountain Catastrophe and Restoration would be happy to help. We’ve worked with countless clients and insurance companies.
It’s late, and you don’t want to deal with it. – While we don’t recommend holding off, (especially when water is involved) we understand. If you decide to wait, make sure to check periodically to make sure the leak hasn’t gotten bigger, and that the buckets are not overflowing. Call as soon as possible, the next morning.
Rocky Mountain Catastrophe & Restoration, Inc.
72287 U.S. Highway 40 (P.O. Box 597)
Tabernash, Colorado 80478
And our Steamboat Springs Location
2606 Copper Ridge Circle
Steamboat Springs, Co 80487
24-Hour Emergency Service: (970) 531-7308
Office: (970) 722-7744
Billing Questions: (970) 722-7744
FAX: (970) 722-7788
e-mail: [email protected]