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What’s the difference between roof plumbing and regular plumbing?

It is very easy to assume that all plumbing is relatively the same – it’s in the name, after all.

Unfortunately, you can’t just hire a domestic plumber for every job that arises!

If you need routine plumbing maintenance completed, then by all means hire a domestic plumber. Plumbing issues in your bathroom, laundry, kitchen and hot water systems can be solved by these qualified pros.

However, when you need maintenance or work done to your roof, it’s important that you hire a professional roof plumber.

What’s the difference between roof plumbing and “regular” plumbing? We’re glad you asked!

Watermaster’s plumbers in Cheltenham are also qualified roof plumbers – so who better to explain the difference?

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Our roof plumbers explain roof plumbing

Generally, people associate plumbers with taps, toilets and kitchen sinks. And they’re not wrong!

As we’re sure you’ve gathered however, none of those things are present on your roof.

In addition to taps, we also work with:

  • Gutters
  • Downpipes
  • Spouts
  • Roof flashing
  • Rainwater tanks
  • And of course, roof leaks

Each of these roof plumbing fixtures performs a very important job – namely, they stop water from coming into your home from outside and causing significant structural damage.

By preventing water from pooling inside your house and on your roof, we maintain the structural integrity of your home.

Naturally, a roof plumber has a different set of knowledge to a normal plumber. In order deliver roof plumbing services, these professionals generally require a different set of specialised skills.

When should you hire a roof plumber?

If a roof plumber seals the roof when the building is first constructed, how do you know when you need to hire a roof plumber?

Obviously, when your roof starts leaking it’s time to call a roof plumber. However, you’ll want to avoid a leaking roof in the first place, as it can lead to more serious problem within your home.

And the best way to go about that is to catch any problems in your roof before it results in a leak.

We strongly recommend  that you have your roofing checked every six months to ensure it will continue to protect you and your home from the weather.

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You can’t ignore a leaking roof

It’s tempting to ignore a leaky roof, especially if it’s a drier time of year and you’re not expecting much rain. After all, you can easily put a pot under the leak and empty it when you wake up in the morning.

If it doesn’t happen often, it’s no cause for concern, right?


Just a few drops of water getting into your ceiling over a period of time is enough to cause serious damage to your roof!

Rain doesn’t need to be torrential to have a serious, negative impact on the structural integrity of your home’s roof. Over time, even small amounts of moisture can result in:

  • Damage to your rafters
  • Mould and mildew
  • Discolouration and stains

In severe instances, a water leak can cause significant damage, leading to a weakened ceiling that may begin to sag or, even more alarmingly, collapse entirely.

In addition to routine plumbing work, Watermaster’s roof plumbers can also identify and fix leaks and problems you might find in your ceiling. Our emergency plumbers can help fix emergencies involving your roof.

Trouble with your roof? Call our roof plumbing experts!

Watermaster Plumbing Solutions offer commercial plumbing, residential plumbing and emergency plumbing. We’ve made a name for ourselves across Bayside due to our quality workmanship and exceptional service.

And we’re proud to extend that service to your roof plumbing, too.

In addition to standard plumbing work, we also offer in-depth roof plumbing services.

In fact, due to demand we set up an entirely separate division of our plumbing business: Watermaster Roofing.

If you’d like to chat to an emergency plumber in Cheltenham about your plumbing needs, give us a call on 1300 156 650.

2023-04-26T02:02:21+00:00 April 20th, 2023|Blog|