If your house or the building you work in has a flat roof, it may develop leaks over time which will require flat roof leak detection before it becomes troublesome. These leaks can occur due to various reasons and at any time such as:
● Penetration through waterproof sheets of roofs during construction even before giving final touches or during renovation.
● Unpredictable and extreme weather such as heavy rainfall or acid rain
● Poor construction or use of sub-standard material while constructing the roof.
These leaks are too small to be pointed out by naked eyes. However, they can seriously harm the health of our buildings’ roofs and can weaken the structure of our houses. So, it is prudent that you keep a check on the roofs to locate these holes before they become big, costly to repair or even irreparable.
Flat roof leak detection tests
These tests, usually performed in dry weather, use electronic devices to locate any punctures or holes in flat roofs. This method is quick and reliable. Our expert workers use a brush or phosphate and bronze along with a Direct current voltage which flows across the non-porous, waterproof sheet covering the roofs. Whenever the current hits a hole or puncture it makes a sound and a spark generates from the brush or electrode. Usually, the holes occur to happen in the corners of the roof and are difficult to detect. But, by this method the holes become visible whether it is a flat roof, a flat balcony or corners of windows which are attached to roofs.
Leak detection our experts recommend
Usually, there are two types of tests which are used by our certified professionals. They make use of advanced technology to identify the root cause of the leaks in your roof by:
The electric testing for roof leak detection comes with some positive points which are beneficial to the users, such as:
● The sheets or membranes of roofs come in many types and electric detection which we provide is compatible with all of them.
● Because of the special technique used, this detection does not harm the roof membrane at all.
● Making reliability the main advantage, this detection test pinpoints even the smallest of the holes through which only water can pass.
Apart from these benefits, we offer 24/7 services, so you can call anytime and set a date for this test for your roofs and save them from damage in time. We check the downside of your house roof by cutting out a small part of the plaster board.
This uses a backup voltage of more than 2500V with a very low current. The safety, accuracy and efficiency of this method makes it a choice of our loyal customers. Also, this method is cost-saving and reaches even the near to invisible leaks or holes in the roof and even those areas which do not have holes but are not covered by the roof sheets or non-penetrative membranes, so that you can recoat these areas.
This method is slightly different from the previous one as it makes use of water as a conductor to locate and identify holes in the roof. Some water is sprayed on the roof so that it becomes wet and is able to conduct the current. The positive and negative ends of the generator are connected with relevant fields and then for flat roof leak detection is done by a circuit which measures the difference between the +ve and the –ve terminal of the detector.