Leaky Roof? What To Do & Consequences if You Don’t!

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Leaking roofs are always one of the last things we want to see on any day of the year! After all, we are so busy with work, family, and friends, we really don’t have time to call for leaking roof repairs Perth! However, unless you want to pay even more for those leaking roof repairs, we recommend fixing them as soon as possible or deal with the consequences later.

What You Should Do When You Notice You Have a Leaky Roof

  1. Find a Bucket

A bucket is going to be your best friend when you discover a leak in your roof, because you can place this bucket under the leak to catch all the water. This will prevent your walls or ceiling from being compromised from all the water, saving you thousands of dollars in repairs.

If you happen to notice that you have patches of paint bubbling or darker stains on your ceiling, you may want to get that bucket ready now. That is a roof leak waiting to explode and the bucket could save your floors.

After you have your bucket in place, or heaven forbid multiple bloody buckets in place, remove anything that shouldn’t be near water. This includes televisions, computers, video game consoles, and anything else you do not want ruined by the water that is pouring in.

  • Call a Roofing Contractor

Now is not the time to play hero and try to fix this leaky roof on your own. Call up a roofing contractor and have them come out to assess the damage. They will be able to show you exactly where the leak is coming from and how much damage it has caused.

Basically, if you are using a bucket, you should be prepared to hear that major leaking roof repairs Perth are needed. However, sometimes we are even surprised with how little damage there is, and the repairs are less than we are used to.

You are more than welcome to survey the damage and check to see what is going on before we get there to check things out. While we will look at the area where you discovered the problem, we will also inspect the rest of your roof to ensure there is no other damage present or areas that look problematic.

  • Clean Up

As you are waiting for us to arrive to survey the damage, it is a good time to clean up any standing water. This will ensure less damage is done and will allow you to see how bad the problem is. If you clean up the water and it is back to the same amount in an hour, you will know the situation is much more serious than if the water takes three days to appear at the same level.

Consequences of Ignoring Leaky Roofs

There are so many consequences that we could show you from people who have basically left their leaky roofs alone. However, we found three good ones that we think will get you picking up the phone much sooner!

Caving Ceiling in Las Vegas

Yanks over in Las Vegas are really wishing their landlord listened to their concerns over their leaky ceiling. After calling their landlord since the end of October last year, their apartment ceiling finally collapsed on top of them in December.

Another Caved Ceiling Plus Mold in New York City

New Yorkers are used to small spaces, but one couple living in an apartment in Westchester Square took this to a new level around the Christmas holiday last year when their ceiling collapsed. Every time their upstairs neighbors used the bathroom, the water leaked down into their apartment. All that water has created extensive mold growth, and no amount of bleach and baking soda is removing it or the offensive odor.

Piccadilly Theater Ceiling Collapse in London

It appears that even Londoners aren’t immune to ceiling collapses either! Back in November of 2019, the ceiling inside the Piccadilly Theater collapsed during a performance of Death of a Salesman. (ironic) There were one thousand people inside the theater at the time of the ceiling collapse and nine people were injured in all.

As you can see, ignoring leaky roofs can lead to dangerous consequences. If you notice that something is wrong with your roof, or you are seeing moisture or water inside your home, it is time to give us a call. We can make the necessary leaking roof repairs Perth, so you do not have the extensive damage and potential problems like you saw above.