When leaks appear in the roof, they are usually caused by water leaks that can have different origins. They can come from both the rain and some pipes. When leaks are caused by rainwater, they are due to a lack of waterproofing, or to the breakage of the tiles. It is important that you contact a leak repair company to find out the origin of the problem and solve it.
In these cases, it is essential that you have home insurance, since in many cases it will cover the expenses of the professional that you have to hire to repair the damage caused by filtered water.
Repair leaks from the inside and outside
To fix a leak, the first step is to locate the exact point where it is located, how the water enters and what is its source. If it occurs when it is raining, the cause that causes it must be addressed. It can be a broken tile, the wear of the waterproofing materials, a misadjusted gutter or it can even occur due to the breakage of the asphalt fabric of a terrace, among others.
Repairing leaks from the inside is only a temporary fix. Therefore, it is best to use the services of a specialized company. Professionals may also act from outside the home; they will walk on the roof, equipped with the corresponding security equipment.
You can opt for a temporary or permanent repair, but in either case you should ensure that the leak remains as dry as possible. It must be taken into account that the materials used in this case may not adhere properly if the ceiling is wet.
Why do leaks form?
There are factors that directly influence the formation of leaks:
- Lack of maintenance. To make sure you do not suffer from this uncomfortable problem, you must carry out proper maintenance of the roof of your home. If it is deteriorated and you do not perform certain sanitation tasks, it is very likely that the problem will get worse and leaks will appear.
- Unfavorable weather. In the coldest and rainiest climates, after strong storms the roof can be damaged and even perforated.
On the contrary, in places with hotter climates, its appearance may be due to the damage caused by the sun on the roofs. Cracks arise that can lead to this problem.
- Old building or house. As the years go by, elements of the house such as roofs and covers gradually deteriorate. This is due to weather conditions and exposure to the elements that weaken the roofing materials and favor the appearance of damage.
Leaks that do not come from the rain
When water leaks in our walls, the origin can be the malfunction in the community pipes or those of the adjoining floors. To discover the exact origin of the leak, we will observe what happens to the leak on the days that it rains.
It is important to pay attention to the taps when we shower or use the washing machine. Once you are clear that the origin may come from a neighbor, you should contact him so that, in turn, he can contact his insurance. This will take care of the damages caused in your home and the amount of the invoice of the professional you contact.
At Ariz Construcciones we are dedicated to the repair of leaks in neighboring communities or private homes. We have extensive experience in the construction sector and we manage to carry out fast, neat and quality work. If you have problems with leaks in your house, do not hesitate to call us.