Effective Roof Leak Detection
- October 21, 2021
- Dalton Light
Roof leaks can be detected using a number of different methods, several of which are used by roof leak detection specialists like Atlantic Leak in New York. Atlantic Leak offers low voltage and high voltage leak detection for flat roofs, as well as electronic leak detection on flat roof membranes. As a property manager, I have saved myself a lot of money and my tenants a lot of hassle by using the roof leak detection services offered by Atlantic. In my opinion, it is a lot easier to address the problem in its early stages than after you realize there is a leak—when it is actually too late and the cost of repairing the roof becomes exorbitant. Don’t make the same mistakes I did in the past—use roof leak detection before the problem gets worse. Do it now because the whole point is that you might not know there is a leak until Atlantic uses one of their sophisticated techniques like Electronic Field Vector Mapping (EVM) or Voltage Gradient Mapping and Wet Roof Leak Detection. These have become the most common and prevalent methods of roof leak detection because these methods can detect any compromises to the integrity of your roof’s waterproof membrane.
In the past, roof leak detection was a real hassle and actually involved deliberate flooding in some cases! We have come a long way in roof leak detection, to the point where professionals like those at Atlantic Leak use electrical currents on the membrane to expose possible tears or breaks. If you have sloped roofs, then Atlantic might recommend High Voltage Electronic Leak Testing, which is actually even more accurate than EVM. The downside of EVM and other low voltage methods is that they require the technicians to keep the roof wet in order to detect the leak, but high voltage testing can be done dry. Whatever method you choose, do it now before it is too late.