We specialise in the repair and maintenance of ceiling leak issues.
CEILING LEAK REPAIR
About Ceiling Leaks
Ceiling leaks occur when water from the above unit or dwelling leaks into your ceiling through the concrete floor slab. Leaks usually happen due to long-term wear and tear of the waterproof membrane or screed in the slab above. Ceiling leaks are a common problem in older buildings and mostly happens in bathrooms and toilets.
Finding the source of the leak might be challenging for leaks which originate from the roof. This is because water can enter through the roof from one point and flow to another point before it starts penetrating the walls and floors. Ceiling leaks, if left unattended, can lead to severe outcomes including flooding, staining, wall collapse and damage go to goods and property.
If you experience a leaky ceiling, the source of the problem is likely formed the direct floor above. To address this issue, repair of the waterproofing needs to be carried out to prevent water from seeping into your unit.
Our professional ceiling waterproofing and leak repair services can stop the dangers of the leaking ceiling. A build-up of water on your ceiling is likely an indication of water seeping that can eventually drip down the walls as it descends throughout your property. Also, if water incursion has reached your basement ceiling, the water is likely to continue into the foundations of your building. If left unchecked, it could damage the structural strength of your property.
Also, excessive moisture that comes from a ceiling leak can result in mould formation that produces breathing problems that attack the health of the occupants. A leaking bathroom can also pose a safety hazard if water enters electrical fittings. Immediately remove and electrical appliances and cover-up and socket that you suspect might be affected by the leak to avoid electrocutions.
Signs of Ceiling Leakage
If you have observed discolouration, sagging paster or dripping water from your ceiling, it might be pointing to signs of direct ceiling leak. However, there could also be the possibility of plumbing systems or roofing issues in the first place that is causing the leaks.
Water dripping from the ceiling or any other visible sign of water damage either on the drywall or plaster should not be taken lightly. There is typically more water that is trapped in the slab that is visible to the eye, which might lead to structural damage. When there is visible leakage, this usually means that it is time to look for the source. One should rectify the source of the problem way before the ceiling has suffered substantial damage. If signs of water penetration on your ceiling is relatively clean, it could be the result of plumbing issues that are causing the leaking. However, if the leaky water has a dirty stained appearance, it could likely be damage to the waterproofing system that requires ceiling leak repair.
Typical signs of ceiling water intrusion:
- Spots of water on the ceiling. Clear evidence that you have a water seepage problem, most likely coming from the floor above.
- Cracks or bubbling paint on ceiling surface. An indication of a level of water damage that requires further assessment and action from waterproofing experts.
- Buckling inwards of the ceiling. This could be caused by a huge build-up of water and requires immediate action before further damage takes place.
Finding the Source of Leak
The most important step to getting your water leakage problem resolved is to identify the source of the water. There are many potential sources of water intrusion, some include damaged waterproofing system above the seepage area, leaking plumbing or sanitary equipment, roof water leakage etc. Each source of water intrusion displays a different characteristic and you may find some of the symptoms that we are about to discuss below helpful.
Damaged Waterproofing System
If your seepage or leak happens very slowly, with the rate of dripping around every 3 seconds interval, it could be due to damaged waterproofing system upstairs. Other common symptoms include multiple areas of dripping as well as the occasional leak.
Plumbing or Sanitary Fittings
Problems with the plumbing pipes or fixtures are also a potential source of water damage or ceiling leaks. If there is visible water damage below areas where pipes are located, there is a good chance that the problem could lie with the pipes. The water leaking is often clear water if it is due to faulty plumbing issues. The rate of leaking is also usually quite steady – it could also be leaking profusely due to drain pipe problems.
Roof Water Leakage
Leakages in roofs are almost caused by rainwater. The leakages usually happen during or after rains and are more severe during downpours. However, it is difficult to trace the root of the problem as the roof has multiple components that could be managed. A thorough assessment and regular maintenance of the roof is highly recommended.
Ceiling Leak Repair
Should you suspect that you may have ceiling leak problems, you should engage a ceiling leak specialist to provide professional assessment and repairs to find a long term solution.
Effective ceiling waterproofing and leak repair plays a critical role in protecting residential, commercial, and industrial properties and goods from damage caused by water infiltration. Our team will usually carry out a site assessment to trace the leakage to its root cause before recommending on the most effective treatment. Our range of services also include concrete ceiling waterproofing, which involves a rigid method to achieve water resistance, an effective way to waterproof internal spaces.
Signs of any water infiltration in a basement, shower, bathroom may point to a much more serious underlying problem if left unchecked. Contact us for professional assistance as our team is experienced in quickly locating and repairing the source of the leak.
We know the common and not so common areas of leakage and with the assistance of leak detection equipment, we can quickly and easily locate and fix your frustrating leaks. If you are looking at preventing further damage to your property, by calling us today, we can have a licence tradesman out to detect and find any leaks with same day arrival.