Leaks can be frightening. It is important to protect your home’s interior during the storm and have the problem resolved immediately.
Step #1: If you are experiencing a substantial leak during a severe storm, grab buckets and some towels. Place the bucket(s) below the leak to catch the water. Empty the buckets in the sink or bathtub as frequently as possible to keep any water from overflowing onto your floor. Be cautious of the slippery floor.
Step #2: To minimize your ceiling damage, you can poke a small hole in the drywall to release the water and keep it from pooling. You can use anything from a sharpened pencil to a drill to create the hole.
If the water is trickling down, you can guide it directly into the bucket by inserting a long nail into the punctured hole and running a string into the bucket.
Step #3: Call Blue Nail and describe to us exactly what you are experiencing. What room is the leak showing? Is this the Front Section of Back Section of your home?
IF FRONT: Imagine you are standing in the street looking at your home. Is the leak on the left or right side? Near a Chimney? Front Door? The more descriptive you are, the quicker we can help.
IF BACK: Imagine you are standing in the backyard of your home. Is the leak on the left or right side? Near a Chimney? Back Door? The more descriptive you are, the quicker we can help.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW: Don’t worry! We will meet with you ASAP and get to the root of the issue. We will complete a complementary full inspection of your home.
Step #4: After the Storm: Mop up any released water promptly to avoid floor or carpet damage. Open windows and doors to allow the room to dry out. Use a fan if necessary.
Contact us for your complimentary consultation, including a digital model of your home and what it can look like with different styles and colors of shingles and siding materials. (973) 937-8876