Noticing a roof leak in your home can be a scary discovery. Here are a few tips to help minimize the effects of water damage on your belongings. These steps can be completed while you are waiting for your roof repair contractor to arrive onsite.

Funnel the Water Flow

If the ceiling is holding water, use a screwdriver or pen and poke a hole in the center of the bulge. This will funnel the water to that one spot saving the ceiling and helping to collect the water in one stream.

Collect Water

Obviously pots and buckets work well, but the best thing to use on large leaks is your garbage pail, provided by your local Waste Management. These pails have a larger capacity than most other types of buckets – as well as wheels, making it easier to empty.

Protect Belongings

If there are any items in the room that could be damaged by moisture, either move the articles off of the ground or into a different (dry) room. This should eliminate much of the worry associated with damaged furniture or other belongings.