Top 5 Methods For Finding Leaks

“Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd has more than 30 years of experience in waterproofing, roofing repair, and maintenance, and has worked its way up to become Malaysia’s top and leading specialised contractor. Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd is well known for its technical know-how, cost effective, yet high quality workmanship on projects ranging from commercial to private landed properties.”
The bulk of reported building damages each year have a connection to water. Water can truly be a hazard to your home, while not being initially thought of as a threatening force. As a result, you as a homeowner would exercise caution in case water seepage occurred in your home.

The top five ways to check for or be on the lookout for water leaks are as follows: –
  1. Check Your Walls and Ceiling
    There are various signs to watch out for in the early stages of water seepage. To begin with, any spots of yellowing or browning on your surfaces are a sign of significant damp on the hidden side. Water usually gathers in the shadowy areas behind your walls when it enters your house. By cultivating a wet environment, deterioration is made easier because mould can develop there. The colour of the materials turn yellow or brown when they begin to deteriorate.

    If you have a layer of paint covering your walls, it will likely flake off or lose its colour. As a result, in addition to your walls changing colour, it’s likely that you have water damage to your walls if you discover dried paint flakes on the floor.

    A moisture monitor would be a more sophisticated way to evaluate your walls and ceiling. You can use this tool to measure the humidity levels in the surrounding area. You may then determine whether there has been an abnormal buildup of dampness behind your walls by comparing this reading with the average moisture reading in your area.

    In Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd, we adopted the advanced technology – Infrared Thermographic Scanning Camera to assist in detecting the issue of dampness in the building. The infrared camera can be used to identify location that cannot be seen using naked eye. It is used to detect hidden leaks in the building, such as moisture in an inner wall. In addition, infrared camera can provide the accurate or precise location of the damaged pipe and save the need to hack off the walls and floors which incur more cost to repair. The benefits of the infrared camera include: –
    • Detects moisture, dampness or leaking spots in flat roofs, ceilings, behind walls and under floors.
    • The result can be generated quickly.
    • Effective: The area/location can be identified quickly.
    • Efficient leak detection method: Minimize disruption and no damage to the building.
  2. Investigate the Attic
    Attics are the highest level of a private residence and are located directly below the ceiling. It should come as no surprise that your ceilings are the outer surfaces of your home that are exposed to weather conditions like rain and wind and are therefore most susceptible to water seepage. As a result, the area of your attic where you are most likely to discover leakage evidence is.

    Bring a torchlight when investigating the attic of your home so that you can quickly spot any wet spots that have mould or algae. As an alternative, keep an eye out for any wet areas and pay attention to any musty odours in the area. If you discover any damp areas, label them so that waterproofing specialists may examine them when repairing your roof leak.
  3. Examine the Insulation of Your Roof
    Consequently, the next thing you should do if you discover moist areas in your attic is to look into the insulation on your roof.

    Start by looking for any gaps that have developed, cracked shingles, and damaged fillings. All of these are signs of potential entry points for rainfall into your house. You should inspect the insulation material if your roof has already been waterproofed.

    An inspection of a roof that has undergone waterproofing is simpler than one of a roof that has not. The reason behind this is that the insulation material fades more noticeably than the roof itself.
  4. Investigate Any Foreign Objects or Debris
    The majority of homes feature waterproofing systems with fall designs, which quickly direct any dropped water away from your property. The landing of foreign objects or debris would be a drawback of such systems. This is especially true when leaves that have fallen land on the pathway or in designated drainage areas. These objects clog the drainage system, slowing the flow of water away from your house.

    Ponding happens when water does not drain as quickly as expected. Ponding is the term for the development of water pools on the exterior of your house. These bodies of water put a lot of pressure on the waterproofing system of your house. Given sufficient volume or time, they are sure to allow for constant water seepage into your home.
  5. Looking into Pipe Leaks
    Not simply external surfaces like your roof, but even inside sources might result in water leaks. The most frequent internal water leaks are pipe leaks brought on by too much internal pressure or a pipe alignment issue.

    You may quickly check for pipe leaks by turning off the water supply to your house and then keeping an eye on your water metre for about an hour. If there are noticeable changes, your home’s pipes are probably leaking.
Getting Your Leakages Fixed
When you find leaks in your house, you should engage a waterproofing specialist to fully inspect your house before you remedy the problem. Their knowledge will also be required in order to do maintenance on the current waterproofing systems in your property.
Commercial Waterproofing System
We, Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd had adopted the following waterproofing systems: –
  1. PVC Waterproofing Membrane System
    One layer of PVC waterproofing membrane is deployed as a single layer in the field after being manufactured in a factory. It comes in a roll and can be mechanically attached to the roof substrate, glued to, or loosely laid. For any residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, PVC membranes offer a variety of benefits. Most importantly, it increases the building’s longevity while requiring little upkeep and repair.

    For more information, please refer to the article below at

  2. Polyurea Waterproofing System
    Polyurea can provide all the following desired characteristics at the same time: –
    • Fast, consistent reactivity and cure – in seconds!
    • Moisture and temperature insensitivity during processing
    • Excellent physical properties elastomeric qualities
    • Very low permeability, hydrolytically stable
    • High thermal stability
    • Extremely durable & corrosion protective
    • Chemical Resistant
    • Many more
    For more information, please refer to the article below at

  3. Rubber Polymer Waterproofing System
    It is an easily applied liquid that forms a flexible seamless waterproof anti-fracture membrane and self-cures liquid rubber polymer. It can be applied to horizontal or vertical surfaces, both inside and outside. It can directly bond to PVC and metal plumbing fixtures. It has up to 3mm of anti-fracture protection against non-structural cracks like shrinkage cracks. It is non-flammable and free of solvents.

“Please take note that the projects mentioned above are merely some of our areas of expertise. Our specialty is not limited to the above project references. We also provide services for other kind of roof waterproofing systems which are not mentioned above.”

Key Takeaways

Call your waterproofing specialist contractor as soon as you see a leak. To identify the source of the water and assess the damage, they can conduct a leak evaluation. Rapid action can aid in lowering the scope and expense of the required repair.

A qualified contractor can assess the severity of your property leaking problems and recommend the best course of action.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information. Our team will be happy and glad to assist you.

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