Try your best to catch the water so that it won’t spread. Whether that means place a bucket under the leak or using whatever means necessary to prevent water from spreading around. If you see water pooling in your ceiling, it maybe a good idea to poke a hole through the center of the water spot that is developing to allow the water to drain down into a bucket. Probe the ceiling with a screwdriver, you will likely find that the ceiling material is very soft from the water and you will easily poke through the drywall to allow the water to drain.
I know it is much easier to say than to do. Keeping a cool head will help you save money and your valuables. If you haven’t called our emergency hotline yet, please do that now and get the support of our expert team during this stressful time. We have years of experience handling these types of emergencies.
COVER YOUR FURNISHINGS AND OTHER VALUABLES
If any of your valuables are in danger of getting damaged, try to get them covered right away. Plastic sheets are the best option. If you don’t have plastic, use something like towels or heavy blankets that will absorb the water and try to get to a Walmart or 24 hours store will sell plastic sheets as soon as possible. Usually we can quickly stop the leak with a temporary repair so that we will have the time to fix the leak properly.
FIND WHERE THE LEAK IS COMING FROM
If you can find the source of the leak you may be able to provide a temporary solution to stopping the water from entering your home. Leaks don’t fall down from the source the leak typically. They tend to hit things and follow gravity and run along an edge of wood or a pipe before following again. Our team is well trained on find the original source of the leak and will provide a permanent solution. Don’t fret if you can’t find the source as long as you have called our emergency number already!