Testing for leaks on a flat roof can be done – if you have the patience and a few hours to do so. It will require bringing a garden hose up to the roof and running it slowly at the drain points to see if a leak comes out of hiding. Keep in mind that it can take many minutes before a leak on the outside will present itself inside. This process will need to be repeated over the entire roof, taking the better part of a day in some cases to discover the culprit. Once you find the point of the leak, you can begin the process of flat roof repair.
This is another point where many homeowners will opt to hire the services of a professional, since flat roof repair requires equipment that the average homeowner does not own and is rather expensive to rent or purchase. Many don’t like the idea of spending hours doing handyman work a number of feet off the ground. To keep yourself safe on top of the roof, wear shoes with thick, non-skid soles and pay special attention to power lines located around your house. Do not use a ladder that is in need of repair and always climb one rung at a time. By following these steps, you can do much to prevent a potential accident.