Often times, many residential homeowners experience leaks in their roofs Los Angeles. If you have not experienced this situation as often as others have, you may not know how to tell if you have a leak in your home. This blog post will give you tips on how to detect a leak, if you have one, and how to prevent them from happening! Sharp Remodeling, a roofing contractor company will tell you what to do in this situation.
How To Check
There are several ways to tell whether your roof needs professional maintenance. At Sharp Remodeling, we know how stressful or scary it may be to experience these leaks, which is why detecting it earlier will save you the headache. The first way to tell this is to check your attic. Often times, you can see if a leak is going through your roof if it drips down into the attic. From then on, if not caught on time, it will start to go through the ceilings of your home. If you do not have an open attic, going into the room where you may think the leak is coming from should give you a better idea of where it is. If you know that there is a leak forsure, Sharp Remodeling will quickly come and fix this for you.
Another way to tell if you have a roof leak is by checking if you see any light shining through your walls from outside. It may be hard to do this if all of the lights in your interior space are on, so turn them all off and you may be able to see an outside light coming through. If you do see this, there is a big chance that you have a leak and that is where it is coming from.
Since water drops make noise, you can also hear for the leak. Make sure everything in your home is turned off and your dog is not barking for a few minutes. Take a walk around your home slowly and listen for water sounds. You may experience sounds such as flowing or even dripping. We suggest bringing a second party with you for this search, as four ears can be better than two!
If you did end up finding the leak, try to stop it in any way you can while our specialists are on the way. Putting a big bucket under it can help stop it from potentially destroying your furniture, walls, and floors. Call Sharp Remodeling today to take care of any of your roofing needs.