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Tips for finding a leak in your roof

Tips for finding a leak in your roof

Tips for finding a leak in your roof

Leaking roofs have the potential to cause extensive damage to a commercial property, which can be costly to rectify. Identifying the source of the leak is the first step towards focusing the attention of remedial roof maintenance and making your premises safer again.

Even the most minor of leaks can worsen in just a matter of days, which is why it is so important to seek roof repairs as soon as possible. If you are uncertain where the source of the leak is, here are some top tips for finding it.

Staining on the walls and ceiling

Most people realise that their property is in need of roof maintenance when they spot damp on the walls and ceiling. This usually manifests itself as dark patches, or changes to the texture of the wall. If you are unsure, it pays to get a thorough professional inspection carried out.

Dripping water

It’s not always the case that water damage will appear, as you might instead notice that water droplets are falling from the ceiling. While the problem may not seem major at the time, it’s possible that there could be more structural damage than meets the eye. This is where the services of a building maintenance expert will come in useful.

Water pooling in the attic

If your commercial property has an attic space, you might notice signs of water starting to pool there. This should easily be detectable with the use of a torch. Not everyone is confident doing this themselves, which is another reason to let an expert take charge.

Brittle roof tiles

Although most roof tiles these days are built to last, there are some that won’t stand the test of time. If you’re finding that the tiles on your commercial premises are becoming increasingly brittle, it’s possible that this is due to water gathering as a result of a leak.