The winter rains are here and many people are often surprised as when the rains eventually come the rainfall is often very heavy and prolonged.
This when you start no notice the drip, drip, drip of water coming through the roof or ceiling. In some cases the rain water pools on top of the ceiling and then runs down the wall like a kind of interior waterfall.
If you find that your internal walls have a glazed or wet look as if they had been sprayed with water. Then you could potentially have a roof leak. Now is the time to check it out.
Some unfortunate people will also have water running into their homes through a light fitting or flooded basements which often cause people huge distress.
These mini floods if severe transform a comfortable home into a dank, humid, smelly space and is a horrible experience for any home owner.
If you have ever sat in your Portuguese home watching bowls and buckets quickly filling up or trying to catch the drips and towels to catch the water streaming down the walls you will know how demoralising this can be.
All it takes is the first heavy rains to find the new faults and cracks in your roof tiles and flashing’s.
They always seem to have appeared overnight.
Now you must just sit and wait. Wait for the rain to stop and the problem to ease for a while.
We know that water can cause problems such as electrical shorting and is an electrocution hazard.
The water will have soaked into the structure of the building causing paint and plaster damage, damp walls and ceiling and that awful damp smell.
What to do about the problem.
Understand what it causing the problem and also where it is entering the home – This may not be as obvious as you first think and can require some experience to spot the source of the problem.
Understand what materials or systems are required to stop this happening again.
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