We are away on vacation and will be back this Sunday.
Tenants are on the third floor. Roof did not give us any problems so far and we own this house since 2004.
Leak is in the room that have a skylight but leak is in the middle of the room 3-4 feet from the skylight edge.
Ceiling is a sheetrock, not plaster. There is a crawl space about 3 feet above, that was insulated 1 year ago by professional insulator recommended from this site.
Water is dripping since 6am today. Obviously the source is melted snow. I assume it is dangerous to go up to the roof because it is slippery.
And ceiling has almost no chance of collapsing because it is not plaster.
But from the other side – it is not fun to have water dripping, and it is close to the light fixture.
If it would be plumbing or electrical problem we would just call out plumber or electrician even if we are not in Brooklyn.
But what we could do in this situation:
1. Right now? (to make out tenants comfortable.
2. Whom to call when we will come back? roofer? If snow is piling high on the roof what can be done?