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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 serviced 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 – who better to explain the difference?

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Your Bayside plumber explains 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!

Rather, roof plumbing is all about helping to channel and drain rainwater off your roof.

Instead of taps, we 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.

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 to work as a roof plumber, these professionals generally require a different set of specialised skills

For example, roof plumbing sees us working with people’s roofs (naturally) – as such, roof plumbers undergo additional working at heights training.

Additionally, your roof plumber is also an expert in all things stormwater.

This includes connecting your rainwater tank to stormwater pipes and setting your indoor plumbing up to make use of collected rainwater.


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 some cases, it can even result in your ceiling weakening to the point where it sags or, frighteningly, collapses altogether!

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 based off our quality workmanship and top-notch service.

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

In addition to “ordinary” plumbing work, we also offer in-depth roof plumbing services.

In fact, our roofing services were so popular that we actually opened up a completely separate division of our business dedicated solely to roofing!

The team at Watermaster Plumbing Solutions strive to provide cost effective solutions for your roof. All of our work is backed up by years of experience and a six-year workmanship guarantee!

If you’d like to chat to a Watermaster expert about your roof plumbing needs, give us a call on 1300 156 650.

Alternatively, to organise an inspection, contact our team here.

You can also visit us for commercial plumbers in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.

2022-01-25T05:14:01+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Blog|