Finding the Leaks to Stop the Water Damage
When you have a water leak, you need to take care of it quickly. If you can't find the source of the leak yourself, you need to find someone to do the water leak detection for you as soon as possible. The quicker you are to find the leak, the better chances you have to extract all the water and restore the water damage.
Quick and Professional Water Leak Detection
It's easy to realize you've got a water leak when the living room ceiling collapses. The trick is to identify water leaks before there is catastrophic damage to your property.
If you suspect you have a leak, you should have it inspected immediately. There are two main reasons for that:
A. Any delay in treating the water leak will have disastrous consequences on your property. Water causes more damage the longer it is around, and prompt leak detection is key to stop the water flow and start water damage restoration.
B. If you wait with water damage restoration and leak detection, the insurance company may not cover it. Most homeowner's insurance policies will cover sudden onset of water leaks and the damage they incur, but not ongoing water damage that was left untreated. That is also the reason some mold growth and mold remediation aren't covered by the insurance - mold growth indicates of an untreated water problem.
At Flood Damage Pro, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art approach to water leak detection services. Our dedicated team utilizes cutting-edge technology, including advanced infrared cameras and highly sensitive moisture detectors, to accurately trace and identify even the most elusive water leaks and dampness in your property. With our meticulous attention to detail and precise equipment, we can prevent more extensive damage and ensure the utmost protection for your valuable assets. Trust us to go above and beyond in safeguarding your property from water-related risks.
Please note: Our water leak detection service may not be available in all areas. We encourage you to reach out to us to confirm the availability of this service in your location.
Water Leak Detection - The Right Way
If you suspect a water leak, you want to handle it as soon as you can. Water damage increases exponentially as time passes, and the sooner you fix the leak and repair the damage, the less problems you'll have. How do you detect a water leak?
Signs You Might Have a Leak
You might have a leak if:
- You see water anywhere it doesn't belong.
- You see swelling or darker areas in your ceiling or walls.
- You hear water trickling, but you have no idea where it's coming from (and you're not just hearing things).
- Your carpets are damp or your floors feel moist.
- Your basement is more humid than usual.
- Your water bill is way higher than it should be, and no one has been indulging in 3 hour showers.
- You see mold or mildew growth in an area which doesn't usually have water issues.
Flood Damage Pro's Leak Detection Process
At Flood Damage Pro, we follow a comprehensive leak detection process to accurately identify the source of water leaks and minimize potential damage. Our process includes:
- Visual Inspection: Our trained technicians will first conduct a thorough visual inspection of your property to look for any visible signs of water damage or leaks.
Leak Detection Equipment: To locate leaks behind walls or in other hidden areas, we use technology to see things that our eyes can't. In most cases, we can check for leaks in a non-invasive way, so that we don't have to cause damage to walls where there isn't an issue.
- Infrared Cameras: What if you saw things in terms of their temperature in relation to everything around them? That's exactly what infrared cameras do. When there is a water leak, the temperature in the area is ever so slightly lower, due to the exchange of temperature as water evaporates into the air. When we use infrared imaging for leak detection, we can easily identify areas behind walls or under flooring where water is leaking.
- Moisture Detection Tools: We also use advanced moisture detectors to find areas that are holding excess moisture, especially those that don't seem to be wet. The most common device we use has two small probes. When these two probes are touching the surface to be tested, it sends a small electric current from one probe to the other, through the building material. Since water conducts electricity pretty well, the electrical resistance of the material is lower when it is wet and can be measured by the meter.
Together, these tools help our professional team locate water leaks quickly and accurately, minimizing property damage and saving you valuable time and money.
Water damage restoration is a very technical process that requires skills, knowledge and equipment.
Moreover, there are industry standards and certifications for those who can restore water damage. Flood Damage Pro is certified, experienced and equipped for any water damage restoration, from the smallest leaks to the biggest storm damage. Call us at 866-869-4167 and get help with your water leak now.