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Finding Water Restoration Companies Near Me: Do You Have Leaking Pipes in Your Walls?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

If you find out that the pipes in your walls are leaking, it’s highly likely that you have incurred some damage to your home or business that requires professional restoration. If you find yourself searching for "water damage restoration companies near me" you will find that our experts at SERVPRO are top-rated for water damage repair and restoration. Whatever the damage, and however it has affected your building, you can count on our experts to resolve every issue.

Signs of Water Damage

Of course, the most obvious sign of a leaking pipe is water dripping and puddling inside of your building. But that is not the only thing that you should watch out for. Any wet areas that cannot be explained by a recent spill or other accident could be a sign that there is a leak.

If a leak is slow, it may take a while for any damage to show up. You may start to notice discoloration of your ceiling or walls, or a water stain may start to appear and grow larger. Another sign might be baseboards expanding or warping, or your floorboards beginning to buckle.  

In some cases, it may not be something you see. If you hear a drip when it is quiet, but cannot see where any water is, there may be a leak inside your walls that goes straight down to your subfloor, crawlspace, basement, or foundation that won’t show up visibly in any of the areas you inhabit. Or, you may simply sense a musty, moldy, or mildewy smell, or even a smell of decay, indicating that there is some moisture or water damage where you cannot see it.

Taking Action

It's important that you take action as soon as you determine that you may have a leaking pipe. Water has a way of seeping into areas that you would never suspect, and water can do some very serious damage to a building, from warping wall framing and floor joists, to causing mold problems, to rotting drywall and delaminating boards.

For suspected leaks, if you decide to “wait and see,” you may end up with more serious consequences that could be very expensive to fix. But if you hire an expert to do a thorough investigation, you will not only put your mind at rest, but you may save yourself from a true disaster by catching a leak before it has done serious and costly damage.

The Repair Process

With any water damage issue, our experts will begin the remediation process first by inspecting and assessing the damage and identifying the source of the leak. We will also determine what type of water is leaking–clean water, gray water (generally, wastewater from household uses, such as from a sink, dishwasher, shower, and so on), or black water (sewage)

The first order of business will be to stop the leaking. Then, we will develop and implement a remediation plan that will adequately address the physical damage as well as any contamination that has occurred. If required, we will also repair or replace the piping that led to the leak in the first place. 

Checking for Hidden Damage and Restoring the Area

One thing you can be sure of is that we will find not only the obvious water damage but any water damage that may not be apparent to the eye. In addition to a thorough visible inspection, we employ advanced water detection equipment, including moisture detectors and infrared cameras when appropriate.

To begin restoration, we utilize specialized equipment to remove moisture from the area. We will use water extractors and pumps for any standing or obvious water, and then employ commercial dryers to make sure the area is completely dried out. Finally, we will do any repair work necessary to restore your building to its original condition.

Preventing Water Leaks

Because water can be so destructive, the best way to address water damage issues is to prevent them from occurring. And while not all problems can be prevented, leaking pipes can be. To ensure that your pipes are functioning properly, schedule regular inspection and maintenance appointments. In this way, you will get an early notification if something needs to be repaired or replaced.

If you're concerned that you may have one or more leaking pipes in your home, we can help. Our experts can take care of the entire process, from the initial inspection to water removal and extraction, drying, and building restoration. Contact us today at SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene to learn more about our services.

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