Whenever you notice a leak inside your building, the first thing you usually check is your flat roof. Most of the time, the leaks are coming from your roof, but remember, there are several other potential causes.
Restrooms, especially public ones, are one of the most used rooms in a commercial building so it isn’t a surprise that broken toilets are a fairly common issue. Luckily, it’s fairly easy – and inexpensive – to replace the broken parts of a toilet. Just make sure to fix the malfunctioning parts as soon as you see them. Left unattended, leaks can damage your toilet’s other components and increase your water bill.
Damaged Bathroom Floor
Bathrooms in the upper floors should be waterproofed to prevent water from dripping down to the lower floors. If you notice damp patches on the ceiling underneath your bathroom, the waterproofing membrane might have been damaged or is of low quality. We strongly recommend having a general contractor inspect the ceiling as soon as possible. Otherwise, water can find its way to the porous concrete slab underneath the bathroom floor, potentially causing mold to form or structural damage.
If your building experiences recurring moisture issues, it’d also be a good idea to check the plumbing. Cold weather can cause pipes to burst while sewer lines can deteriorate over time.
Of course, there is no way to pinpoint the exact cause of a leak other than to have a contractor inspect your building. After all, the warning signs tend to be subtle, making them easy to miss. Just make sure to hire an experienced contractor.
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For more than 25 years, Tedrick’s Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® contractor, has been the best and safest choice for residents in the local area. Call us today at (206) 824-3440 to get a free estimate.