Need a roof leak repair services? The first decent rain after a dry spell can be very pleasant until you realise that you have a leaking roof. There’s not much you can do about it while it’s still raining because getting up on to the roof is extremely hazardous in slippery conditions. It’s also very hard to determine where the leak is when everything is wet. It’s quite likely to be nighttime anyway. All you can do is put a bucket under the leak to keep the floor dry. Then you should call Mr Emergency to come and fix the roof leak.
How Do You know If Your Roof Is Leaking?
You really can’t leave a roof leaking. Over time the damage to your ceiling will worsen dramatically and make for even more expensive repairs. A leaking roof is obvious most of the time – water is coming into the house when it shouldn’t be. However, there are other signs of leaks that mean that something will have to be done such as:
- Stains on the ceiling ringed with brown
- Exterior walls growing algae and moss
- Cracked or missing tiles
- Gutters overflowing
Your downpipes and gutters get water off your roof and away from your house, but this goes wrong when they get blocked by leaves. Downpipes get completely blocked, and when that happens water fills the gutters completely and they overflow. The problem is that they don’t always overflow away from the house. Sometimes they leak back into the house. Mr Emergency has years of experience in unblocking downpipes and stormwater drains. Even better, they can do it at any time you need them. We are an emergency plumbing business who operate 24/7 every day of the year. Mr Emergency can fix the problem promptly.
Why Is This Happening?
Cracked tiles are often the source of a roof leak and are easily repaired with roofing silicone or simply replaced. Another potential source is the flashing around evaporative air conditioners, chimneys and skylights. The flashing deteriorates over time and gets dislodged as does any silicone used to help seal it. You can get holes in rusty roof valleys – that’s the V-shaped channel in the “folds” of the roof. Leaves can build up there and cause it to corrode. It can mean having to replace the whole metal valley. But really any part of your roof can develop a hole. Finding it takes experience.
Fix it Fast
Mr Emergency’s expert plumbers have spent plenty of time in roof spaces and up on roofs, so they know where to look to find where the roof leak is coming from. They can find it and fix it fast. Our licensed and insured plumbers only use high quality roof sealant.
Cost To Fix Roof Leak
Many house insurance policies cover roof leaks and the resulting water damage. Mr Emergency advises calling your insurance company to see if you are covered for roof leaks. The cost of fixing your roof leak depends on how difficult the job is and what materials are used. But no matter what it might cost, Jim’s gives you the choice of paying the bill in weekly or fortnightly instalments with our no deposit interest free payment plans. So call Mr Emergency now before the bucket gets too full.
Contact us today for your roof leak repair services.