As a homeowner, one of the last things you want to uncover is a leak in your house. Unfortunately, if a leak is found, it does require immediate attention.
Put a band-aid on it
Before you determine how to permanently fix the leak, your first priority is preventing immediate water damage. Depending on where the leak is coming from, you can use a bucket to collect water. Towels may soon become even more of a necessity in your house!
Locate the source of the leak
Where is the leak coming from? It may require getting the ladder out and/or climbing into your attic, but it is a necessary step. This will tell you what needs to be fixed and where.
Monitor the situation
Does the volume of leakage vary throughout the day? Does the weather affect the amount of water that leaks? Consider keeping a “leakage diary” if you feel it is necessary to track the the change in water amount.
Fix the leak before it damages other assets of your home!
The worst-case scenario is that the leakage develops into more problems such as water damage. Consolidate your problems by preventing one issue from quantifying into several. The sooner you resolve the leakage, the less likely you are to have more problems. So, how do you fix it?
Knowing your options
Gathering professional opinions on what the issue is and how to fix it is the first step that most homeowners take in fixing a leak. After gathering opinions, the next step is to simply take action. No matter who is fixing the leak, it needs to be done.
Not only does it need to be fixed, but it needs to happen as soon as possible. Do not let one problem turn into several.
If you notice your roof leaking, you’ll want to get on a contractor’s wait list as soon as possible – as many are booked up this time of year. The sooner you take action, the sooner your leak will be gone.
Do you have a leak in your house? Call us at TruHome to stop by and inspect the issue. We’ll inspect the roof, discuss how we’d resolve the issue, and leave you a price estimate that’s good in writing.
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