Effective Water Damage Prevention and Leak Detection for Homeowners: Protect Your Home from Costly Water Incidents
When people hear about ‘water events,’ they often think about rainstorms, flooded rivers, and other natural disasters. However, water incidents also include internal issues such as burst pipes, overflowing toilets, and appliance malfunctions. No matter the cause, having professional water remediation technicians is the key to getting your home back on track.
Did you know that an estimated 14,000 people across the United States will experience water damage emergencies each day? Many areas are prone to leaks, such as sump pumps, refrigerator and washing machine lines, floor drains, and water heaters. Each of these can create severe damage when left unattended.
AdvantaClean wants you to know that the key is stopping leaks before they become a significant loss. The sooner homeowners can pinpoint and eliminate the water issue, the less damage there will be.
How to Spot Water Leaks
While our water damage company features skilled technicians trained to detect and address water leaks, all homeowners should know the process. Even the slightest sign of a water problem can become a much bigger issue if it goes unnoticed.
Consider all areas of your home prone to leaks, such as:
- Sink faucets
- Leaking roofing
Consistent leaks, like running toilets, may waste copious amounts of water and lead to nasty surprises when your water bill arrives. While a minor leak may not seem big enough to warrant repair or trigger an insurance claim, you could suffer from long-term damage like mold and material degradation.
We suggest inspecting areas around your home such as:
- Leaks around appliances connected to water sources
- Leaking p-traps or pipe joints
- Supply line corrosion to fixtures or appliances
- Stains under supply line connections
- Broken or damaged toilet tank flappers
- Discolored or warped flooring
- Ceiling or wall water stains
You Must Act Fast Following Water Damage
Timing is everything whenever you experience a spill or leak inside the home. If possible, shut off the main water line to limit further damage. Contact our water remediation specialists at AdvantaClean, and we will send a team as soon as possible to begin assessment and water removal and restoration services. Remember:
- The first hours following any water incident are critical. AdvantaClean is available 24/7, offering rapid response times.
- The sooner we can get to your home to begin assessment, containment, and drying, the better.
- Waiting to address a leak or spill can bring secondary damage and possible microbial growth.
We Have Leak Detection Professionals
Not only do we arrive at your property fast to get to work, but AdvantaClean also features leak detection specialists. We use professional moisture meters and infrared cameras to locate water hidden in flooring, walls, and ceilings. From there, we can craft a drying plan that will help safely and efficiently remove moisture.
If necessary, our team inventories all impacted items to determine salvageability. Items inventoried get packed out for storage or cleaning until your job is complete.
Water Incidents are No Match for Our Trained Technicians
Our IICRC-certified water cleanup technicians begin extractions using powerful pumps or truck-mounted equipment. We also use specialized units like air movers and dehumidifiers to help speed the process to achieve our goals. Thorough drying is paramount, as it helps keep mold from developing to create hazards and further damage. Our technicians carefully monitor progress as the project progresses, record moisture levels, and adjust accordingly.
Water damage and hidden leaks are no match for our trained technicians at AdvantaClean. Call us 24/7 for rapid response to all your water mitigation and restoration needs.