What to do if your roof starts to leak

If it’s the middle of the night and you start hearing the dreaded drip…drip…drip or worse a downpour of water from your ceiling you need to take action fast to protect your home. Here are a few steps you can take to minimize damage and protect your property.

  • Contain the water – grab buckets, garbage cans, towels, or anything else you can find to capture the water and keep it from pooling on your floor and belongings.  Water can easily damage your floor so dry up any water on the floor as best you can.
  • Move or cover your belongings – try to empty the room the leak is in as much as possible.  Move everything you can out and cover what you can’t.  Using a tarp over large items can help protect them from stains, mold, and mildew.
  • Relieve the water pressure if there is a hump in your ceiling – If you’ve caught the leak before it’s busted through get prepared with buckets and poke a small hole in the bulge.  Leaving it alone can cause the water to spread, causing more damage to your ceiling.

Call Maycon – when your roof is leaking you need it fixed professionally, affordably, and quickly.  Call the experts at Maycon Construction or visit callmaycon.com for a free quote on roof repair.  When you choose Maycon you can be assured that you are choosing a contractor that has the experience to meet your needs, is fully committed to fair and transparent pricing, and stands behind their work.