One good thing about the roof is that it will in most cases give you signs that it is about to leak and allow you ample time to make the necessary repairs. However, there are certain instances when you are faced with sudden leaks, like the ones that occur during stormy weathers or when the roof is damaged by a falling tree at night. If you will ever be faced with such a situation, consider doing the following-:
Move valuables away from the leaking area
When the roof starts to leak, take away all the valuable items from the area around the leaking section. You should particularly remove all the photos and electronics since they can be easily destroyed even with small amounts of water and electronics are very expensive.
Try to contain the water
After removing valuable items from the leaking section, try to contain the water by using a large container to trap the water as it fall on the ground. Depending on the size and the rate of the leak, choose an appropriately sized container which will not fill up quickly and force you to empty each and every time.
How about additional complications
Sometimes using a trap container may not be sufficient. This is especially when the leak is huge and there is a heavy downpour. You may find water splashing all around and the container filling up quickly, forcing you to empty it constantly. To deal with the secondary splashes, spread rags around the container to contain the splashes and prevent the water from flowing to other sections of the floor or the room.
Call for emergency roof repair services
With a leaking roof, you wouldn’t want to spend another day with the roof in the same condition. You should thus call for emergency roof repair services so that they can fix your roof and get it back in order to avoid all the inconveniences.