Ceiling Leak Detection

Here at ADI Leak Detection we are able to locate all types of water leaks in a ceiling including roof leaks, plumbing leaks and structural leaks.
Signs of a leaking ceiling include water stains, dampness, bulges or moisture on the ceiling.
When you suspect a ceiling leak it is important to contain the leak, drain the water from the ceiling, isolate the leak and investigate the cause.

The costs of finding the leak is usually covered under Trace and access on your home insurance policy. The price of labour and materials required to repair the the leak repair are covered under “Escape of Water”

We use multiple methods of  leak detection including thermal imaging, acoustic listing devices, tracer gases or even thermal imaging drones to carry out a detailed inspection into the source of your ceiling leak!

Ceiling Leak Detection

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What Are The Signs of a Ceiling Leaking?

The most common signs of a water leak in your ceiling are include:

  • Water stains on the ceiling indicate damp.
  • Dampness on the ceiling indicate a slow leak or dripping.
  • A bulging spot where the ceiling is holding water from a leaking pipe.
  • Moisture or Mould on the ceiling is a sign of dampness.

It’s important that you act quickly when you think you have a leak in your ceiling. Ignoring the leak will allow more water damage to your property.

What To Do When You Have a Leak In Your Ceiling…

Follow these simple steps when you notice water leaking from the ceiling:

Contain the leak

Place buckets or other containers to catch dripping water. This will prevent further damage to floors and furniture.

Drain water from the ceiling

If the water accumulation is significant, consider making a small hole in the ceiling to encourage drainage. This can prevent the ceiling from collapsing due to the weight of trapped water.

Turn off the water supply

If you suspect the leak might be from plumbing, turning off the main water supply can prevent further leakage.

Find the cause of the leak

Look in the area of the leak for any signs of there the water is coming from. Your leak could be from roofing, plumbing or structural weakness.

Determining the Cause of the Leak

Identifying the origin of the leak is crucial for effective resolution:

Roofing Leaks

If the leak is on the top floor, it’s likely an issue with the roof. Signs of a roofing leak include:

  • Damaged or missing roof tiles
  • Water spots or dampness in the attic

Our roof leak detection teams detect roof leaks using tracer gases, thermal imaging and drone imaging technology.


Plumbing Issues

Leaks on lower levels often indicate a plumbing problem. Signs to watch out for include:

  • Stained floors or ceilings
  • Presence of mold or mildew

We have a nationwide network of plumbing and heating leak detection engineers specializing in finding the source of hidden water leaks on all types of plumbing pipework.

We will solve the leak in your ceiling with our multi stage inspection process.


Structural Issues

Structural issues which could lead to a water leak presenting itself as a leak in your ceiling include chimney and roof leaks if the staining is on the top floor of your property.

If the leak is presenting itself in the ceiling of a room not on the top floor then it could be structural leak from a window, door or balcony on the floor above.

Most water leaks which present in the ceilings are covered under “Trace and Access” or “Escape of Water” on home insurance policies.

Homeowners Insurance and Leaks in Ceilings

Understanding your homeowners insurance policy is crucial when dealing with ceiling leaks.

  • Insurance might cover damage resulting from sudden events like storms or burst pipes
  • Trace and access cover will cover the cost of finding your leak.
  • The cost of leak repairs is covered under “Escape of Water”.
  • Regular maintenance issues or wear and tear might not be covered
  • Always review your policy to understand coverage limits and exclusions
  • We provide comprehensive report to assist with your home insurance claim.


Roof leaks typically manifest on the top floor and might be accompanied by damaged roof tiles. Plumbing leaks often show up on lower levels and might be associated with water stained floors or ceilings.

If you can access your loft space then you may be able to visibly inspect for any signs of a roof leak or any other problems.. Our

Act immediately

The longer you wait, the more damage can occur. Whether it’s a plumber or a roofing contractor, getting professional help as soon as possible is crucial.

The repair work will be more costly the longer the problem is left for. Insurance companies can refuse to pay out for your case if they are not notified of an issue in a reasonable timeframe.

Our Reviews & Accreditation’s

CIPHE - Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering

ADI Leak Detection is accredited with The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.

ADI Leak Detection is registered with The Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme.

ADI Leak Detection is registered with The Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme.

ADI Leak Detection is a Watersafe Accredited contractor.

Call ADI Leak Detection When You Need A Specialist To Detect Ceiling Leaks…

As a company we have specialist engineers located in all areas of the UK, so no matter where you are in England, Scotland or Wales you can be sure we have the experience to solve your ceiling leak problem!

Our helpful customer service team await your call and are ready to offer help and advice now…

ADI Leak Detection Customer Service Team

Adrian Morgan

Adrian Morgan CIPHE RP RHP is the founder & Managing Director of ADI Pro Leak Ltd. Adrian is also the Head Plumbing, Heating & Leak Detection engineer at ADI Leak Detection.

Adrian CIPHE RP RHP is proud to be registered with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering, a Registered Plumber and a Registered Heating Professional.