Roof leaks can cause serious damage to your home. Indeed, in addition to spreading mould and mildew, they compromise the structural integrity of your walls, ceiling, and attic.
What’s worse: if water drains come in contact with your electrical system, it could cause a fire in your home.
Let’s be honest, we’re preaching to the choir here. You know how devastating a water drip can be (and how expensive the rapture becomes with the wrong choice in plumber).
To keep the roof over your head strong and water-tight, you’ve got a couple of quick and easy options.
Learn more about our roof leak detection services (and how we’ll save you money).
Or scroll down to learn how to prevent roof drains and secure a 100% obligation-free quote to compare us against other Melbourne plumbers (it’s OK, we’d do the same if we were in your shoes).
How do I know if I have a leaking roof?
Some signs that you have a rapture are the following:
Ceiling bubbles or dripping water
If your ceiling has bubbles or dripping water, you must take action immediately, as this means that the raptures have already caused significant damage to your roof.
These stains are usually round in shape and brown in colour.
Don’t be fooled – although they may look small and harmless, they could be a sign that you have a large drip on your ceiling.
Exterior wall spots
If there are water spots on the outside of your house, this could indicate a problem with your flashing that you should address immediately.
Presence of algae or moss on your walls
Walls with Algae or moss have a certain beauty, but they could be a manifestation of downpipe or gutter damage.
If you see any of the signs described above, don’t take too long to hire our Roof Leak Detection team.
How do I find out where my roof is leaking from?
Finding the source may not be an easy job. Indeed, it may not be found until it’s too late.
One of the easiest ways to track down the rapture is going to the attic with a flashlight to find traces of water, mould, or dark stains. However, if you do not have access to the attic or have a vaulted ceiling, you may want to make your way up onto the roof to continue your investigation, putting your life at risk while doing so.
Our team of licensed and certified plumbers is trained to repair drains in all types of construction: units, houses, verandahs, carports, apartments and multi-story homes.
You’ve got all the info you need to spot a leaking roof, but how do you spot the best service providers?
Don’t answer that, because we’ve already answered it for you. Check out our guide on finding (and hiring) Melbourne’s best leak detectors.
Why do I need a roof plumber instead of clearing my house gutters on my own?
Climbing up on the roof is an activity that involves risks, especially when it comes to wet and possibly undermined because of the rapture.
An individual lacking the necessary training to repair a rapture has a greater probability of slipping on it, thus putting themselves at risk of injury, at best.
Conversely, a professional plumber has the knowledge, experience and tools necessary to detect and repair leaking roofs in the most effective way.
On the other hand, Melbourne-based licensed and certified plumbers are insured.
That being the case, if an accident occurs while any of these professionals repair your drain, our insurance company will be in charge of making the corresponding compensation.
What are the most common causes of roof rapture?
Missing/cracked roof tiles
Missing or cracked roof tiles will make water seep into your crawl space or attic and end up creating a leak in your house.
Typically the leaks are due to one or more holes in the roof. These gaps are usually the result of falling branches, hailstorms or the installation of features on the roof.
Flashings are thin metal strips used to direct water away from critical roof areas. When they are installed incorrectly or damaged they can produce the leaks.
Usually, gutters become clogged with branches, leaves, and other debris. This makes the passage of rainwater difficult or blocked, thus increasing the chances of having the leaks.
Who do I contact to fix my leaky roof in Melbourne?
Our roof leak detection team will find and repair your drain effectively. We’re experts in all forms of drains from gas to dripping showers and silent drips hidden behind your walls.
Check out our full range of leak detection services.
Or, get in touch and find out just how affordable it is to spot and repair raptures with our team.
These are some of the reasons to choose our professional service:
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