3 Tips for Dealing with a Roof Leak


Roof leaks are very common in South Florida because of the heavy rains we experience. What do you do when you wake up and find your living room flooded from a roof leak? Here are three things you can do when facing water damage.


Remove Water – First take pictures of everything. Then begin by drying up the water that is on the floor. If you have carpet, you may have to separate the carpet from the padding to allow it to dry and reducing the chance for mold to grow. If the water is more extensive, contact us so we can discuss having a professional restoration company dispatched to help you.

After cleaning up the water damage in your room(s), it is time to check your roof. First make sure the gutters, valleys, and spouts are free of debris so that water flows freely from the roof and away from the home. Make sure that there are no exposed areas on the roof from missing or damaged shingles. Since roof leaks can travel, it is important to inspect the entire roof. The leak may not be directly above where the water settled in the living area. So, it is a good idea to inspect the attic area to get a better idea of how the water entered the living space.


Call a Public Adjuster at Stellar Public Adjusting- A public adjuster is a person who works for the policy holder as an insurance claim adjuster to help negotiate a fair claim. A Public adjuster has your best interest at heart and will get you the highest amount available for your claim. They get paid a percentage when you get paid. A Public Adjuster also brings knowledge and resources to assist you in your time of need. We work with licensed, insured and reputable companies to help get your home back together.


Call a Roofer – It is very important to mitigate damages by repairing the roof or placing a tarp over the affected areas to prevent further damage to your home.


For more information on how to handle a leaking roof or for a free consultation, call Stellar Public Adjusting at               305-396-9110        305-396-9110. We have an established network of licensed, insured and reputable roofers. Call us for a referral or recommendation