Stopping The Leak/Damage Assessment
Our residential services division handles all types of emergency response and restoration work.
- Water Mitigation
- Fire Restoration
- Mold Remediation
Trucks dispatched within 15 minutes.
The Process that Professionals Follow in Stopping the Leak and Damage Assessment
There is nothing that is more unsettling than realizing that damage from water has been happening under your roof for quite a while and you didn’t notice it before. When you are in such a situation, and especially if you still do not know the source of the damage, getting a solution can be a challenge. We always recommend that you call us for restoration assessment if:
- You can see wet patches on the walls and the floor but cannot point out the source of the damage.
- Your wall paint has started peeling off, and it feels damp.
- There are signs of mold growing on the floor or the walls to your home.
- Furniture has started warping or rotting, especially if made of wood.
- Carpets, curtains and other elements of your upholstery are always damp.
These are some of the most common telltale signs that there is a hidden leak somewhere inside your home.
Stopping the leak
The first thing to do when you realize your home could be suffering the consequences of an extended period of damage from water is to call in our damage restoration experts. When they get to your home, they will assess every room for the following signs:
- Water accumulation: the first sign which indicates that damage is taking place in a house is the presence of pools of water in different parts of the home. water puddles could be from leaking appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and even broken bathtubs.
- Discoloration: if the water is coming from the ceiling or the roof, there will be stains in a brown, yellow or copper color. In addition, the walls may have bubbling, cracking or staining.
- Texture changes on the floor: as water continues to seep under the floor, its texture will change significantly. The most common texture differences include warping, buckling, sagging, expansion, and at times shrinkage.
If some or all of these signs are present, we will start the process of looking for the leak. Our advanced equipment helps us screen the house to see whether the leak is emanating from inside the walls or within the plumbing in the floor. When accurate leak detection is done, we will not have to pull apart entire walls or floor sections to make the repair. Instead, we will just concentrate on the small affected area.
Sealing the leak depends on where it is located. If it is located in the plumbing system, we could use an epoxy putty to block it. Alternatively, we could cut out the damaged part of the pipe and replace it with a newer one. If the leak is from an appliance such as a bathtub, we will have it repaired. We also replace leaking faucets, which are another common source of water in the home.
Damage assessment and restoration
The repair process is meant to ensure that further damage does not occur in your home. However, we still need to assess the damage and do a comprehensive restoration. The tricky thing about hidden damage from water is that it festers and leads to the formation of mold, peeling of paint and rotting, which means the restoration process will include mold remediation and repainting. If the water was category 2 or 3, we may also have to do sanitization and de-humidification to protect you from contracting diseases.
The importance of letting us handle the damage repair process is that we pay attention to details and when performing the restoration, we focus on every aspect of the damage, including deodorization to deal with the musty and unpleasant odors. Contact us and let us help you restore your home to the state it was in before the damage started.
>> Next Step: Extracting The Water
Emergency Services include the following:
The process of removing water from a dwelling to stop the destructive processes of rotting of wood, mold growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials, warping of plywood etc.
The process of removing burned structural components such as walls, ceilings, floor coverings, etc. Including the inspection of the structural framing to assure everything is safe.
The process of removing, cleaning, sanitizing, or other treatment, including preventive work, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not intentionally grown at that location.