As soon as you find a leak in your bathroom
ceiling, it's time to call in reinforcements. The longer you wait to get your
leak issue resolved, the worse the leak will get, and the more costly your repair will
be. But what are the possible causes of ceiling leaks in bathrooms? Continue
reading to learn the most common causes of bathroom ceiling leaks.
Dripping From Bathroom Fan
Your bathroom vent might be leaking water when
it rains outside. Be sure to check the bathroom vent's protective cover to make
sure it is working properly. If you can't immediately get a professional to
take a look, turn off the breaker to the vent until the issue is solved. This
will prevent a ceiling fan fire and place a bucket underneath to prevent
additional water damage. Also, do not touch the fan if it is wet since the
combination of electricity and water can electrocute you.
From A Skylight
If you have a leak coming from the skylight in
your bathroom, the culprit is probably the installer not following the proper
directions for installation. Normally just one piece or component of the
skylight is liable for the leak. To repair, a watertight seal needs to be
installed around the skylight. To do this, a roofer will need to take the
cladding and flashing kit off, install an ice and water shield, then put the
flashing kit back in place.
The most common types of leaks are pipe boot
fails. A boot is a type of roof flashing that is installed around the base of
pipes that come out of your roof. The goal of the boot is to prevent water from
going through the gaps in between the pipe and the rest of the roofing
material. There are several different types of boots, including lead, plastic,
rubber, and more. However, neoprene boots are more likely to fail due to UV
rays from the sun breaking down the neoprene, causing it to crack. Once the
boot cracks, rainwater will run down into the room where the pipe comes to your
roof. Bathrooms are one of the most common places to have these types of roof
pipes for proper ventilation.
Leaks in your home can be very stressful. To
have your leaks resolved, you'll want to have a reputable and trustworthy
roofing contractor on your side. ARAC Roof It Forward has been providing high-quality roofing solutions to the Metro Atlanta area since 2005. We aim to
provide top-tier service to our customers to keep you and your family safe in
your home. Schedule your free video inspection today!