What to Do When Your Roof Starts Leaking

It really is a horrible feeling when you discover water leaking from your roof, but it’s important not to panic, when it comes to dealing with a leak in your roof the key is to react quickly! 

Read on for our guide to dealing with a leaking roof!


Minimise the damage 

The first thing to do is to minimise the damage to the surrounding area of your home. Move any furniture out of the vicinity of the leak as quickly as possible. If you have access to any plastic covers, these can be an excellent tool for preventing water damage, try and cover any unmovable items of furniture and flooring in the immediate vicinity of the leak.  

Once the area is clear and protected, you can also place containers down to contain any falling water, a bucket, washing up bowl, or a large pan, will help to collect the falling water and prevent any further damage to the affected area!


Arrange repairs 

It’s important that leaks are repaired quickly and efficiently in order to prevent any structural damage to your home, in addition to limiting the damage caused to the area of your home surrounding the leak. 

A leak will never resolve itself, and putting off repairs will simply lead to further damage down the line, so it’s important to get in touch with a roofing expert quickly, and arrange for them to come out and inspect the problem. 


Prevention is key 

When it comes to problems with your roof, prevention really is key. It’s important to keep your gutters clear of blockages, and inspect your roof for any signs that it might need some TLC. 

Some signs to look out for include; holes or cracks in your roof, moss and mould growth on your roof, loose or missing roof tiles, if the roof appears to ‘sag’, or if you suspect your roof is particularly old, and/ or hasn’t been inspected for some time. 

Taking note of any potential damage to your roof, and arranging inspection and repairs early, will prevent leaks and further damage in future. 


At the first sign of a leak please do not hesitate to get in touch with East Midlands Roofing Solutions for advice and a no-obligation quote.