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Welp, guess it’s raining again!
For many Melburnians, a rain forecast means that it’s time to break out the buckets and prepare for leaks.
Needless to say, this isn’t exactly ideal – as we’ve mentioned many, MANY times on this blog, ceiling leaks are a major problem, and pose a huge risk to your home or business.
Here’s something you may not have known, however: not all leaks are obvious!
In many cases, a leaking roof can lie undetected for months before presenting visible symptoms – oftentimes when these symptoms do appear, the damage to your ceiling is already done.
Luckily for you, our plumbers in Bayside can detect (and fix) leaking roofs throughout Melbourne!
Less-obvious signs of a ceiling leak
Not all ceiling leaks come with dripping. In many cases, the leak is completely invisible!
… well, not completely invisible – fortunately, there are a handful of subtle signs that your ceiling has sprung a leak.
Even if you can’t see or feel any water drips just yet, it’s best to keep an eye out for these silent signs.
And if you DO notice any of these signs, we suggest calling your local emergency plumber, ASAP!
Has your ceiling suddenly developed faint brown or yellow stains? We’ve got bad news: you’ve probably got a leak!
Plaster and water don’t mix. Over time, it can lead to discoloration as the plaster decays.
In many cases, the leak is the result of a problem with one of the pipes in your walls or ceiling (something that also requires intervention from a Bayside plumber).
In others however, the leak in question is a roof leak.
Mould and mildew
It isn’t just stains and discoloration that accompany ceiling leaks – mould and mildew also often follow.
Ceiling spaces are the perfect place for mould and mildew to take hold:
- They’re dark, protecting spores from sunlight
- There’s plenty of food, like plaster and wood
- And thanks to your roof leak, there’s moisture to keep them going as well
If your home is under attack from mould and mildew in your ceiling, there’s a good chance you’ve got a leak on your hands.
And that comes with a whole host of health issues!
The moment you notice unwelcome black growth in your ceiling or detect the distinct musty smell of mould in your home, we suggest calling your plumber to identify and fix the issue.
So you can’t see the dripping just yet. However, you can hear it!
Sometimes, it’s just a leaky tap (something our plumbers in St Kilda can easily fix for you).
In others however, it’s a leaking roof.
If there’s no pipe or water source nearby and you STILL hear a dripping sound coming from your ceiling, take that as a clear sign that you have roof leak.
Causes of ceiling leaks
While the causes of ceiling leaks are many and numerous, our Bayside plumbers have noticed a couple of common culprits.
The most common? A leaky pipe.
Many homes – two storey homes in particular – run pipes in their ceilings. Over time, these pipes can wear out or even burst, leading to a drippy, leaky ceiling.
In other cases, it could be a faulty valve or screw or a worn-out connection that just needs to be tightened or fixed up.
Whatever it is, our plumbers can inspect, identify, and solve it!
Of course, pipes, valves and connections aren’t the only things that can result in a leaky ceiling – in some cases, the problem lies with your roof!
Not just pipes – our Bayside plumbers can also fix roof leaks
Many of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs are some of the oldest, too, characterised by older Victorian, Edwardian and Federation-style homes.
And many of these older homes are themselves characterised by metal roofs.
Given the age of these houses, many of these roofs are starting to show signs of wear-and-tear (metallurgy has come a long way since these houses were first built).
Fortunately, our team aren’t just experts in pipes, water pressure issues and the like – we’re also qualified roof plumbers!
Specifically, we’re metal roofing experts. When it comes to metal roofing, we offer a full suite of services, including:
- Roof installation
- Roof maintenance
- Roof replacement
- Roof upgrades
- Guttering services
And of course, we’re more than capable of repairing leaks in old metal roofs!
For 20 years, we’ve been fixing leaking roofs all over Melbourne.
In fact, our Bayside plumbers are in such high demand for roofing jobs, that we actually spun our roofing division off into a completely separate business, Watermaster Roofing!
Roof leak detection and repairs
Call our emergency plumbing service in Bayside for ceiling leaks and problems
As anyone who’s lived with a leaky ceiling knows, it can be exhausting having to weave around buckets, or worry everytime clouds start gathering on the horizon.
Tired of catching water drips from your ceiling? Don’t delay – get the problem fixed by calling our emergency plumbers in Bayside today.
Because take our word for it, ceiling leaks are a fully fledged plumbing emergency, and deserve to be treated with urgency!
With over 20 years of experience in both plumbing AND roofing, there’s no better team to call for ceiling leaks than ours.
If you want to fix your leaky roof and enjoy a cleaner, safer, and more comfortable house, contact Watermaster today on 1300 156 650 for rapid-response plumbing.
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You can also visit us for domestic plumbers in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.