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What Problems Can I Expect From Unresolved Water Leaks?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

removed water damaged ceiling material Don't Let a Small Leak Develop into a Demolition Job in Your Hopatcong Home! Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Handles Water Mitigation in Hopatcong Properties Eliminating Countless Problems from Unabated Leaks Cause

Whether you have noticed a water leak or you suspect there is one in your Hopatcong property, taking immediate steps to mitigate the situation is necessary to forestall serious problems later on. In case you are not sure how to approach the problem, SERVPRO can help inspect and fix various damages.

How do most leaks develop in properties?

Knowing the genesis of the leak is essential for successful water mitigation when your Hopatcong property is affected. In most homes, leaks develop from issues such as:

  • Foundation shifts
  • Root intrusion
  • High water pressure
  • Corrosion of pipes
  • Temperature changes

The source of the leak influences factors such as the spread patterns and the discovery period. For instance, a leak after high pressure causes a pipe to burst does not take long to notice since a significant amount of water is released within a short while. Other factors such as corrosion or foundation shifts cause minor leaks that can affect large swathes of the house before discovery.  A corrosion-related leak in one place can also signify existing or impending leaks in other sections of the house, so general inspection around the property is necessary.

What typical issues develop from a hidden water leak?

  • Widespread deterioration of materials
  • Mold development
  • Identification challenges

Although a minor leak may seem preferable to a sudden water release, some factors make it less than ideal. For instance, the source of the leak may be difficult to identify, leading to widespread, yet unnecessary demolition of wall, ceiling or floor assemblies. Our SERVPRO technicians can ensure you avoid such unnecessary demolition by using thermal cameras to identify wet spots within cavities. We can then rely on other factors such as checking how slanted the areas are to pinpoint the source of the leak. We also use specialized cavity drying equipment to dry cavities without opening them up.

SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater can help you mitigate water damage incidents conveniently. Call us at (973) 810-2825. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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