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Leak Diverter Kits: A Secure and Efficient Method to Tackle Ceiling Leaks and Mitigate Business Costs

Roof leaks can pose significant issues for businesses and domestic properties alike, leading to substantial water damage to assets, creating a trip and slip danger, and even spawning health complications. Furthermore, roof leaks can result in considerable business costs, including:

  • Property damage
  • Lost productivity
  • Increased insurance premiums.

According to a study by the Association of British Insurers, roof leaks cost UK businesses on average £1.5 billion per year, inclusive of the cost of repairs, asset damage, loss of productivity, and increased insurance premiums.
This is where leak diverter kits step in, providing a secure and efficient means to tackle ceiling leaks and preventing further damage.

Understanding How Leak Diverter Kits Function

Leak Diverter Kit

A leak diverter is a simple tool to capture leaks from a ceiling, keeping water safely away from the floors, machinery or from work desks. Simply hang the funnel tarp from the roof using our adjustable straps - any leaks will then be captured and diverted into a storage container through a hose.

Advantages of Utilising Leak Diverter Kits

The usage of leak diverter kits carries numerous advantages for businesses. Firstly, they offer a secure method of tackling ceiling leaks. The tarpaulin prevents water from reaching people or assets, while the container gathers the water for appropriate disposal. This protective measure also aids in avoiding potential business costs related to damage to assets, especially if leaks are caught early.

Secondly, leak diverter kits are an efficient means of preventing additional damage. By gathering the water from the leak, they impede it from spreading and causing further damage, potentially saving substantial repair costs. The reduced spread of water can also lessen the risk of business shutdown, helping to avoid loss of revenue and productivity.

Thirdly, leak diverter kits are straightforward to employ. They can be installed within minutes and don't necessitate any specialised skills or tools, making them an accessible solution for all businesses.

The Leak Diverter Kit from First Mats

First Mats provides a broad array of leak diverter kits ranging from 100cm x 100cm to 300cm x 300cm. They also come in 2 colour options; white if you’d like it to be discreet or yellow if you want to draw attention to the hazard.

Our kit is manufactured from superior materials, is built to be durable and long-lasting. And is also effortless to install and operate.

Selecting the Appropriate Leak Diverter Kit

When selecting a leak diverter kit, it is crucial to consider the leak's size, the nature of the ceiling, and the leak's location. Additionally, it's vital to choose a kit constructed from superior materials that's straightforward to install and use.

Preventing Roof Leaks and Mitigating Business Costs

There are numerous steps businesses can take to prevent roof leaks and mitigate these costs, including:

  1. Arranging regular inspections of your roof by a qualified roofer.
  2. Repairing any damage to your roof as promptly as possible.
  3. Ensuring your gutters and downspouts are clean and clear of debris.
  4. Installing a roof drainage system.
  5. Opting for high-quality roofing material.

By adhering to these tips, businesses can help to prevent roof leaks and the costly repercussions they entail.


Leak diverter kits provide a secure, efficient, and straightforward solution to ceiling leaks. They can help to impede additional damage, save businesses and homeowners a significant amount in repair costs, and mitigate business losses due to asset damage, productivity issues, and increased insurance costs. If you're grappling with a ceiling leak, a leak diverter kit is an excellent method to protect your property and your wellbeing.


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Richard O'Connor is a Director at First Mats. He has deep knowledge in areas like Manufacturing, Warehousing, Marine, and Health & Safety. Richard's insights have been featured in well-known publications such as Bloomberg Business, The Sun, and Reader's Digest. His blend of industry expertise and passion for sharing makes him a sought-after voice in his fields.

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