The sight and sound of water dripping in your lounge room is a horrible feeling and climbing onto your roof to seek out the supply when it’s raining is unquestionably NOT beneficial!
So, how do you stop being on this scenario?
A consumer was lately in a scenario the place it was raining closely, and water began coming by the ceiling into their lounge room. They contacted Essendon Plumbing Companies for assist, and we responded instantly.
After assessing the scenario over the telephone and inspecting the property by the Nearmaps App, we famous it was a 2-storey dwelling and with heavy rain persisting, it was too harmful for a plumber to entry the roof on the time.
We instructed to put a water-proof tarp below the realm with a bucket to stop additional harm from occurring and because the rain was forecast to clear within the afternoon, we’d contact the consumer as quickly because it stopped to hold out a roof inspection. The consumer agreed and was requested a sequence of COVID-19 well being questions, which they answered NO to all, so the reserving may very well be made.
We arrived on the dwelling and our plumber requested the consumer the identical sequence of COVID-19 well being questions they had been requested by our admin staff. Our plumber was pleased with the response and proceeded into their dwelling and noticed the water stains on the downstairs lounge room ceiling. Our plumber then went into the yard, arrange and secured the ladder to entry the primary degree flat roof.
Roof Inspection Carried Out
After finishing an inspection of all gutters, roof and flashing, there have been no seen indicators of harm to the primary storey flat roof. So, we proceeded to examine the second storey roof space.
The rain-head to the second storey was stuffed with hen droppings and filth (see picture left) with a big weed matt and weeds rising by (see picture proper). After inspecting the rest of the second storey roof, the plumber believed the leak was attributable to the blocked rain-head, which was stopping water from discharging into the storm water system and was inflicting the roof space to carry water and flood.
Cleansing & Testing the Blocked Rain-Head
The rain-head, gutters and downpipe to the second degree roof had been cleaned and examined.
Our plumber then accomplished an inspection to the rest of the house, eliminated a minor quantity of construct up from different gutters and deemed the roof to be in good order.
Roof leaks in Melbourne may be tough to find at occasions and infrequently it’s not till the subsequent rain fall that we may be certain the issue has been mounted. So, we requested the consumer, previous to finishing up ceiling repairs, to attend till the subsequent rain got here to make certain. We do take a look at with water from a backyard hose, nevertheless it by no means gives the identical quantity of water as a pure downpour.
Per week later the consumer contacted us after some heavy rain to say the leak had stopped.
One other blissful Essendon Plumbing Companies consumer.
Stop Roof leaks?
Preventative Roof Upkeep! We perceive it by no means appears a precedence to have your roof, gutters and downpipes checked and the considered spending cash on one thing you’ll be able to’t see isn’t very interesting, however a small funding now will prevent cash in the long run.
Leaking roofs and gutters could cause in depth harm to ceilings, partitions, flooring and furnishings in a really brief time frame. The build-up of leaves, filth, grass rising, birds’ nests and tennis balls all trigger roof leaks, so remember to have your roof test accomplished earlier than the winter and spring rain hits Melbourne.
We suggest having your gutters and downpipes cleaned 4 occasions a 12 months, however as winter approaches that is the totally to not miss.
Contact Essendon Plumbing
Essendon Plumbing Companies have been sustaining, repairing and changing metallic roofing supplies for houses in Melbourne for over 30 Years. So, name us on 1300 193 298 and we’ll ship certainly one of our skilled and registered roof plumbers to examine and restore your roof and gutters.