Guest Post by Alan Alaxandar
Roof leaks occur without a warning sign. We often find a leak in the morning as we are off to work or later that night when we return which sometimes leads to us putting off the problem. It is important to realize roof leaks get worse with time and only increase your agony, stress and of course your expenditure on repairs.
Whether you need a plumber or not, depends on the severity of the leak. Here are some things that you need to look out for and that most often requires assistance from a plumber:
1. You can’t identify the source of the leak
When you identify a leak, the first thing you need to check is find out its origin. Whether its coming from outside, or inside of the house, you need to know to be able to solve the plumbing issue. In case you can’t find the source of the leaking roof, get in touch with a plumber before you have a puddle of water in your bathroom or kitchen.
2. The leak is due to a burst pipe
The moment you find that the roof leak is due to a burst pipe, call a plumber immediately. A burst pipe can be dangerous and could cause a lot of flooding indoors. Turn off the water supply from the main valve to prevent an even more dangerous situation.
3. There are multiple leaks in your home
If you see a roof leak in multiple areas of your home such as kitchen, and bathrooms, it is important that you call a plumber on an urgent basis. Multiple leaks are a sign of a major plumbing problem especially if there hasn’t been a storm or rain recently. To avoid leaking roofs in a stormy season, get a seasonal evaluation from a plumber.
Remember, water can find a way out from a variety of places; direct from the tap or from a roof. It is important to keep a regular check in your home for leaks, and other plumbing problems. Even though some plumbing problems may not be as big initially, they can turn into a major problem if they are ignored for a long period.
Via: Coldwell Banker Blog