If You’ve Discovered a Roof Leak . . . do this.

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What to do initially if you have discovered a leak from a rain storm: 1. Contain and collect the water. Quickly lay down a large towel or some other type of blanket on the ground, underneath where the water is dripping or streaming. Next, locate a container that is large enough to encompass the size of the leak (trash can) and then place beneath the leak. Since the water will splash out as it goes into the container, ensure that the towel covers most of the area. Move furniture that is in the direct vicinity so that further damage does not occur. Next, clean up what you can. A wet vacuum may be necessary.   2. After you have contained the water or redirected the leak, you can either immediately call a roofing contractor (hint . . . hint . . .JB ROOFING SYSTEMS – 267.966.7648 – ask for Jeff) or you can wait out the rain storm and then call. It may be a small matter that requires some caulking on the outside at the seams and flashing. This is standard work for a roofing contractor and we can identify the problem area quickly. Technically, you could do it yourself, but be aware that the pitch of a roof can often be deceiving.  


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