Water leaks are a common problem, particularly in older properties with out dated plumbing and/or old and unrepaired roofs. Water leaks can often be detected in attics, crawl spaces, under concrete slabs and asphalt, and behind interior and exterior building structures such as ceilings, floors, drywall, baseboards, foundations and sprinkler systems. Contaminated water can also fill a bathtub or overflow a toilet from a plumbing sewage backup. This may result from back pitched pipes inside or outside your home, a drainage system blockage, or from a blocked public wastewater system in your community.
How Do You Know if You Have a Water Leak?
Are you hearing a hissing sound like the sound of running water when your plumbing is not being used? Do you smell a musty odor or see visible mildew or mold? Perhaps you’re feeling moisture or depressions in your flooring when you walk barefoot along carpets, laminate and wood floors. Maybe you see damp spots or cracking on ceilings, walls or baseboards. And another telltale sign of a water leak is an excessively large water bill without a rationale explanation.
When Water Leak Detection is Needed Fast
Whether it is a slow onset problem from a leaking roof or a major flood from a burst pipe or broken washing machine, fast and accurate water leak detection is essential for minimizing loss, costs and stress. Identifying the water leak source is the top priority when a leak is suspected. The next step is to eliminate the problem causing the leak. This is where the help of a reputable contractor specializing in water damage can be a great help. Often, the inspection is free and provides you with immediate assistance in getting appropriate specialty contractors to your property right away. Once the cause of the water leak is eliminated and/or contained, the final step is to repair and restore your property based on approved IICRC water damage protocols. This assures the safe and appropriate repairs, remediation and restoration of your property to its pre-loss condition or better.
Consequences of Delayed Water Leak Detection
The extent of damage from water leaks is largely determined from the water source, the extent of the leak and the amount of time it has persisted. Water from clean water sources can turn into a dirty water event when the problem continues beyond 72 hours. This is when bacterial and mold growth begin and rapidly grow. Water from sewage backups and weather related flooding is always dirty and contaminated. In all types of water damage, rapid containment of the damage can save thousands of dollars in repairs and replacement of building structures, furnishings and personal property.
Why Choose a IICRC Water Damage Certified and Insured General Contractor for Water Leak Detection
Using a company certified by the IICRC in water damage repairs, mold remediation and disaster restoration assures you that the work done is performed according to globally recognized standards for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries.
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Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup and Restorations is a fully licensed, IICRC certified and insured general contractor in Florida. For more than three decades, our experience, training, and values for integrity, quality, and dependable services have made us a trusted water, mold, fire damage and restoration company.
Unlike some of our competitors, we follow IICRC standards to assure safe and appropriate practices. This means that customers are not overcharged for unnecessary and costly demolition and restoration of their property. We are one of a few trusted residential contractors for water damage, mold remediation and restoration services by leading homeowner insurance companies.
We respond 24/7 within a 2-hour response time to water damage and mold service calls within Southwest Florida. The inspection and estimate are free. We stand behind all of our work with an unconditional guarantee for quality, workmanship and dependable service. If you are looking for one-stop total peace of mind service, call us.