Roof Leaks-Do I Need a Professional Plumber?

Here are some things that you need to look out for and that most often requires assistance from a plumber:

Guest Post by Alan Alaxandar

Roof leaks occur without a warning sign. We often find a leak in the morning as we are off to work or later that night when we return which sometimes leads to us putting off the problem. It is important to realize roof leaks get worse with time and only increase your agony, stress and of course your expenditure on repairs.

Whether you need a plumber or not, depends on the severity of the leak. Here are some things that you need to look out for and that most often requires assistance from a plumber:

1. You can’t identify the source of the leak

When you identify a leak, the first thing you need to check is find out its origin. Whether its coming from outside, or inside of the house, you need to know to be able to solve the plumbing issue. In case you can’t find the source of the leaking roof, get in touch with a plumber before you have a puddle of water in your bathroom or kitchen.

2. The leak is due to a burst pipe

The moment you find that the roof leak is due to a burst pipe, call a plumber immediately. A burst pipe can be dangerous and could cause a lot of flooding indoors. Turn off the water supply from the main valve to prevent an even more dangerous situation.

3. There are multiple leaks in your home

If you see a roof leak in multiple areas of your home such as kitchen, and bathrooms, it is important that you call a plumber on an urgent basis. Multiple leaks are a sign of a major plumbing problem especially if there hasn’t been a storm or rain recently. To avoid leaking roofs in a stormy season, get a seasonal evaluation from a plumber.

Remember, water can find a way out from a variety of places; direct from the tap or from a roof. It is important to keep a regular check in your home for leaks, and other plumbing problems. Even though some plumbing problems may not be as big initially,  they can turn into a major problem if they are ignored for a long period.

Author Bio: Alan Alaxandar is a writer having an experience in writing for small businesses. Currently he is working for Home Pest Control. Find Alan on Twitter, Facebook, and on Google+


Lindsay is the Manager of Social Media for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and is a licensed real estate agent. She was born and raised in New Jersey and just bought her first home in Livingston, where she grew up. When Lindsay isn’t busy facebooking, tweeting or instagramming she is enjoying life with her husband Joe and cat Rory. She enjoys binging on Netflix, cooking and Zumba.

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