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Water, whether is it an imperceptible leak or a full-blown flood, can cause one of the most serious problems in any home or office building. Fortunately, our South Florida veterans of water damage restoration with infrared leak detection cameras can return your home to its pristine condition.

Water damage is a common problem in most homes. This is mainly because there are many ways water can seep into the structure that are not seen with the naked eye and not easily detected. With our magical infrared leak detection cameras, we can find even pin-hole leaks in your pipes. You may think a pin-hole leak isn’t very urgent, but when you calculate the amount of water wasted and the dampness created in walls or the homes foundation and floors, you’ll see it all adds up to a potentially serious problem.

Typical Causes of Residential Flood Water Damage

You can prevent most types of water damage to your home with a little regular maintenance. However, even if you are able to stop a small leak, there may be dampness already in your walls that can pollute your indoor air quality. With our drywall infrared water detection equipment, we’ll find any damp spots even if the leak has been stopped.

Here are some common reasons for leaks:

Clogged Pipes

Sewer lines generally get clogged because of unsuitable things flushed down the toilet such as small toys, paper diapers, personal hygiene products and the occasional wash cloth.

Trees can also clog pipes if there is a pin-hole leak. The roots naturally grow towards even a small amount of dampness and as soon as they get inside the crack, they can take over the pipe with large root systems. Infrared leak detection equipment can find leaks even underground.

Old plumbing may crumble and break allowing dirt to enter the pipes and block all drainage.

Other Reasons for Water Damage

More serious reasons may be a faulty foundation or an unsuitable building site. When a home is built, the contractor should consider the flood elevation and foundation drainage. With our infrared leak detection equipment our experts can find leaks before they become serious structural problems.

How We Banish Mold

Mold can be tricky. It can grow unabated and pollute your indoor air quality without you even knowing. You may be wondering why you are sneezing, coughing or have regular headaches and not realize it is because of mold hiding in your walls. It is especially harmful for people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions.

Mold spores easily travel throughout your house and, in some cases, is even helped along by heating and air conditioning ducts. It needs to be removed as quickly as possible because the longer mold is left to grow, the greater the health risk to residents and the harder it is to remove.

Mold doesn’t need a big flood to get started. A hidden, damp wall is enough to allow mold, mildew, bacteria and other pathogens to take hold. Once it starts, you shouldn’t try to get rid of it yourself. You may be able to reduce it for a short time, but it takes professional mold mitigation and infrared leak detection cameras to completely remove it from the source, so it doesn’t return. Mold is found growing on carpets, dry wall, wood and tiles and grout. Each material requires a different method of mold removal.

Our drywall infrared water detection equipment will help us find the source of the moisture, so we can fix the problem. Here are some common causes for mold:

• Humidity from wet weather, drying clothes or puddles
• Leaks in plumbing and roofing
• Condensation that keeps walls damp
• Poor ventilation that prevents dampness from drying
• Flooding
• Leaking water heaters and air conditioners

After a Flood

Flooding damages everything it touches, but there are ways to clean and dry your home, so it is a safe environment again. Our experts can determine which flood damaged items can be saved and which need to be discarded.

Preventative Measures

You can stop mold from starting to grow in your home. If you notice a drop in water pressure, or if your water bill gets higher and higher, it is a good possibility you have a leak. You should also regularly check any places where there is a water supply such as under sinks, around dishwashers and washing machines. If you see a patch in your yard that seems to always look fresh, there may be an underground leak nearby.

We’ll bring our infrared cameras and leak detection equipment to check every inch of your home to find any damp spot.

We’ll clean and dry the area, so you can rest assured your home is safe for you and your loved ones.