Your home is where you get to rest after a hard day’s work. If there is a plumbing problem in any part of the house, you definitely will not be able to rest. A plumber is there to ensure that every part of your home is intact.
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Plumbers do all kinds of repairs to your kitchen, bathroom, basement, and even your roof. If you have a leaking roof, you should repair it as soon as possible so that the rest of the building does not suffer much damage.
Repair of leaking roofs
You should have your leaking roof repaired immediately as a small leak may end up causing rot and splatter on the roof. Wetting from the leak will encourage the growth of mold that can spread to the roof insulation and thus damage it.
Signs of a leaking roof
You may not immediately know that your roof is leaking until you see spots of water on your roof. You can also see water spots on the walls. Once you see these signs, it is a good idea to call in a plumber to fix the leak before it goes bad.
If the house has an attic, the plumber can go upstairs and check for black marks, water spots or mold. If attic access is not possible, the plumber will need to go to the roof.
If there are items that are leaking out of the roof such as chimneys and thatched roofs, then this is the best place to start checking for leaks. The plumber can check for leakage in and around these protrusions.
Water testing inspection
Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact location where the top of the roof is also leaking. A plumber may need to ask someone to stay in the house when he pours water from a hose on the roof.
If the leak is coming from the plumbing vent boot, the plumber should check the base. A plumbing vent boot that has a plastic base may have cracks, while a metal base may have a seam that is broken.