Wall Leak in Dunedin Causes Water Damage

We were called out to locate a water leak at a home in Dunedin Florida. Water appeared on the floor of the Dunedin home and appeared to be seeping out from under the baseboards. The owners of the Dunedin home thought it was from the large amount of rain we have had. After cleaning up the leaking water several times only for it to keep re-appearing, they decided to call us to perform a leak detection.

With our ultrasonic leak detection equipment we were able to locate a very small water leak in the wall of this home. The leak was caused by dissimilar metals touching each other over time. Copper water pipe was connected directly to galvanized water pipe and the two metals over time corroded one another. This caused a very small water leak as you can see in the pictures. Since this water leak was very small and was leaking water for a long period of time, it also caused water damage and mold to grow in the wall which will require mold removal services.

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Leak Detection

 

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Water Leak

 

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Leak In Wall

 

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High Water Bill | Leak Detection in Holiday Florida

The Leak Detection team was called out this morning due to a high water bill in Holiday, Florida. This was a  large, luxurious home  in Holiday, Florida. The team was dispatched based on a complaint of the sound of running or leaking water in the home. Our leak detection team was called out by R. Carr Plumbing of Safety Harbor Florida.

R Carr Plumbing is a green energy specialist in Safety Harbor, Florida who has been doing business in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. They can be reached at 727.725.1687.

Upon arrival at this luxurious Holiday, Florida home our first step was to check the water meter for signs of a plumbing leak. The water meter was spinning out of control with no water turned on in the house. Over just a short while, the size of this water leak would definitely lead to a high water bill. High water bills can be very frustrating if there are no clues as to where the source of the water leak is. A visual inspection of the property gave our leak detection technician no clues as to the source of the water leak or the high water bill.

By using out state of the art leak detection equipment we were able to track down the water pipe leak to a piece of PVC pipe where it attached to a brass nut. Luckily, this pipe leak was located outside of the property underneath some brick pavers. The PVC plastic water pipe was melted at this connection (see pictures below) indicating that this water pipe leak had been caused  by a lightning strike. Pipe leaks can be caused by many different factors, including lightning strikes.

If you suspect a pipe leak in your Tampa or Holiday area home or business, call the pipe leak experts anytime day or night at 1.866.606.LEAK (5325). We are eager to serve you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!

 

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Underground Leak

 

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Leak Detection

 

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Pipe Leak

 

 

Slab Leak Holiday
Slab Leak Holiday

 

Tampa Rain Causes Water Damage From Roof Leak

With all of the torrential rain we have had in Tampa, Clearwater, and the surrounding areas recently it’s no surprise we were called out to a roof leak which caused water damage in a Tampa home. With our infrared leak detection equipment we were quickly able to locate the source of the leaking water and tarp the roof until a roofer could be called. The leaking water caused water damage to the interior ceiling above a shower in the master bathroom of a Tampa area home.

Our Emergency response water restoration team was dispatched and on site at the Tampa home within 30 minutes. With the results of the infrared leak detection equipment we were able to temporarily stop the leaking water within an hour after arriving on site in Tampa. We have begun the water remediation process inside the bathroom to avoid potential mold growth which will turn into a much more expensive problem.

If you suspect a problem with water damage, leaking water or require mold removal services feel free to contact us 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 1.866.606.LEAK.

 

Damage Caused By Roof Leak
Damage Caused By Roof Leak

 

Damage Caused By Roof Leak
Damage Caused By Roof Leak

 

Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak
Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak

 

Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak
Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak

 

Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak
Water Damage Caused By Roof Leak

 

 

Infrared Water Leak Detection also Discovers Mold Growth

Today we were called out to a property in Largo Florida. The homeowner had an issue of water leaking and showing up in the plans of their wood floor. We used our infrared water leak detection equipment to locate a water leak on an HVAC drain line. The glue joint on the drain line was not glued properly on installation years ago. Over time algae growth in the HVAC line caused the line to clog. Once the line clogged the HVAC line filled with water and caused the joint to fail, causing water damage to the wallboard and the hardwood flooring.

To our surprise our infrared leak detection equipment was able to spot the mold growth on the backside of the wall. Take a look at the pictures below to view the water damage in the hardwood floor as well as the drywall. The picture on the right shows the mold spores that were already colonizing behind the wall. With the naked eye, you cannot see these mold colonies, but with our infrared equipment the mold is clearly visible. We will now be able to remove the mold from the property without spreading mold spores to other areas of the house.

If you suspect a problem with leaking water or mold growth in your Clearwater or Tampa area home or office give us a call anytime. We are available 24 hours per day and seven days per week to answer all of your questions.

Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth
Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth

 

Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth
Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth

 

Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth
Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth

 

Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth
Infrared Leak Detection Discovering Mold Growth

Water Leak in Roof

We were called out to Clearwater to one of our repeat customers houses to assist in locating a water roof leak. This type of job is perfect for our Infrared Water Leak Detection Inspection equipment. We are not licensed roofers so we are able to provide an unbiased opinion of exactly what the water leak issue is without trying to sell our customers an entire roof that is not needed. It was VERY sunny out and we were unsure if we were going to be able to perform the infrared water leak detection inspection job accurately under these unusually warm and sunny conditions. The house is Victorian style and has had several attic leaks in the past. There are several water stains on the ceiling under the porch and the homeowner had no idea which ones were recent and if there was indeed a current water leak.

We were very pleased with the performance of our infrared water leak detection inspection equipment under these conditions. As you can see by the pictures provided our infrared water leak detection inspection equipment performed perfectly under these conditions. The Clearwater homeowner was very pleased with our water leak findings and was ecstatic that she isn’t going to have to replace the entire roof. She needs a patch performed which will hold her over until she can begin a large Clearwater home remodel project she plans to start next  year.

If you suspect leaking water in your home or office and you live in Tampa, Clearwater or one of the surrounding areas in Florida, give us a call today to inquire about our infrared water leak detection inspection service.

 

Infrared Leak Detection

Water leak detections can be very tricky and very frustrating without the right equipment. With our state of the art infrared water leak detection equipment we can easily locate water leaks at your home or office without causing any damage to your property. Infrared technology lets you view water leaks and water damage by “looking through walls” without the need for cutting holes in them. We utilize the latest Flir brand infrared cameras on the market today. These cameras help us to quickly identify the source of water leaks as well as the extent of water damage caused by leaking water.

Often times you will not be able to see what the leaking water in your home is damaging until extensive damage has occurred. With our infrared leak detection equipment we can locate the source of your water leak and view the extent of any water damage to your home in minutes. Once we start the water restoration process, we can even tell when the water damaged building materials are dry without probing or cutting holes in them. Most water restoration companies will damage your baseboards and drywall in order to check for water saturation levels. These techniques will cause you or your insurance company unnecessary interior remodeling charges.

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