Blocked gutters, downpipes and general roof leaks can create major problems during heavy storms and rain. During severe weather conditions it is not advised to attempt to repair any problems, but to manage and control the situation instead.

Protect your property contents and locate the approximate area where the water is entering from so it can be investigated during normal conditions. Take a photo or video of the leak so that it can be referred to when it is not raining, and the roof is being repaired.

Mops, buckets, blankets can all help control the situation.

In severe weather conditions and if you’re experiencing flooding, please call the Tasmanian State Emergency Service SES.