There’s nothing more frustrating than something going terribly wrong while there’s no one around to help. Like getting a flat tire, miles from the nearest town, getting a broken window during a storm is quick to cause panic. After all, nobody’s open for business during a huge storm, right? Actually, Aluplex does. Here at Aluplex, we know that disaster doesn’t go on pause when it’s inconvenient for us. That’s why we have emergency skylight repair services in Toronto. When things go wrong at a bad time, we’re here to help. Here’s how you can make the most of our emergency skylight repair services.
Keep Nature Outdoors
A broken skylight can be quite a problem. A nighttime storm brings more with it than difficulty sleeping. It can also bring with it some local animals wanting to seek shelter in your home. If the glass is completely broken, anything from birds to raccoons could head toward the warmth. Getting these well-meaning, but self-serving creatures out, once they’re in, can be quite difficult. The smaller they are, the more likely they are to get in, and the harder they are to remove.
The faster you have your broken skylight repaired, the less chance there is for these locals to sneak their way inside. While waiting for our repair team to arrive, stick around and keep an eye on things. Your presence is one of the best ways to deter animals from trying to get in.
If animals inviting themselves in isn’t bad enough, we have to consider the even more wild and uncontrollable danger of flooding. Rain isn’t sentient, so it has no qualms about running in through every crack it can find. If your skylight is cracked, flooding is possible. If it has a hole in it, it’s almost guaranteed, in some capacity. At least, if it’s not prevented right away.
If you find that a skylight has broken while the rain is pouring, your most immediate reaction should be grabbing a towel or blanket to lay out underneath it. It will soon get soaked, but will continue to minimize the spread of water across the floor. As soon as you’ve laid out something to absorb the intruding water, get yourself a bucket or bowl – or many. Place them on top of the towel or blanket where most of the water is coming in. This will help catch much of the rain and prevent damage.
As soon as your emergency flood prevention is in place, give us a call. Our number is available right at the bottom of our website. While you wait for us to arrive, be sure to empty your bowls or buckets to keep them from overflowing.
Replace Your Broken Skylight ASAP
If you want to prevent damage to your home during a storm, take a broken skylight seriously. Even if it’s only dripping, waiting until the next morning can lead to expensive damages to your home. We’re available for emergency skylight repairs for a reason. Take advantage of that so that we can help keep you and your home in good shape. The best way to do that is by replacing your broken skylight as soon as possible.