Leak Detection & Water Damage FAQ2023-10-16T12:43:56+00:00

Leak Detection & Water Damage FAQ

Here are some answers to our most asked questions about our leak detection services

How long does it take to dry out water damage?2023-10-16T12:42:50+00:00

The earlier you contact us to dry out your property, the fast we can be on-site and begin the drying process. We are ready to provide our drying out service at your home or commercial property on the same day, immediately mitigating any further damage to your property.

Furthermore, immediate drying out after home water damage repair can prevent future mould growth, which can have serious healthcare implications. The time it takes to fully dry out the property is completely dependent on the full scale of damage and how quickly the damage was detected.

If you can provide some of this information beforehand, then we can let you know exactly how long the water damage restoration process should take through consultation.

How bad is water damage to a house?2023-10-16T11:46:12+00:00

Water damage can cause a multitude of problems within your home, depending on the severity of the leak. Even the smallest leaks can cause problems like weakening the structural integrity of some walls or roofs, and therefore would require a water leak repair service. We usually see these types of water damage in kitchens and ceilings when we carry out home water damage restoration jobs.

Commonly, you can expect to see things like rust, mould and dry not occur not too long after exposure to water damage which again ruins the structure strength.

Furthermore, there could be damage to electrics which could lead to a dangerous accident, and potential bacterial infections from contaminated water could occur. More importantly than all though, the most concerning thing is that the full extent of water damage is hard to see once it has entered the floor, walls and ceilings. This is why you may need to utilise water damage specialists.

This means that without professional intervention, you may not see a problem immediately, but eventually, the damage could take its toll becoming worse over time, requiring a full home water damage restoration service, which we can help with.

What do I do if I have mould, how can I get rid of it?2023-09-18T09:00:11+00:00

Sometimes after a water leak you could experience a musty or damp smell, or see visible signs of mould growing actively on floors, ceilings or walls. We can dry affected substrates using very sophisticated technology, our drying out equipment can dry out all the moisture in a property (which is often the cause of mould growth) and then we perform odour neutralisation. So no matter which method is used, we can guarantee your property will be left 100% dry and odour free.

I have a small leak which isn’t causing any damage. Is it okay to leave it?2023-09-18T08:59:16+00:00

Definitely not, the smallest of leaks can grow into something bigger pretty fast. Then there’s the potential damage that an ongoing release of water causes. Some people try collecting the leaking water in a bucket, but because an extra amount of water is being let out into the air, it can contribute towards mould growth, which can cause structural damage an be harmful to your health. The best thing to do is to contact someone like us for a high-quality water damage restoration service.

Once you’ve found the leak, are you able to repair it and any associated damage?2023-09-18T08:58:46+00:00

Of course, once we’ve found it, we will fix the leak and carry out any remedial work required to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. If the leak has been ongoing for some time, we can also carry out a moisture survey and a full drying out service to ensure that all materials are dry. This’ll prevent mould growth at a later stage.

How do you detect water leaks?2023-09-18T08:57:48+00:00

Our engineers are experienced and qualified in leak detection and use industry best methods and equipment to detect hidden leaks no matter how hard they are to find. We use acoustic or thermal leak detection, endoscopy and tracer gas analysis, to name a few technology. We will always use the most suitable methods, and we’re extremely careful to cause the least disruption and additional damage as possible to your property.

My water bill has gone up, but I don’t see any signs of a leak. Are you still able to help me?2023-09-18T08:28:19+00:00

Absolutely, a sure sign of a leak is an increase in your water bill without any increase in your usage. Even if you’re not sure that you have a leak, or where it may be coming from, we’ll still be able to help out. Our advanced technology and techniques mean that we can identify leaks where they are unseen, whether hidden under floors, behind walls or even within the water system. We can then provide our water or flood damage repair service.

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