Do you have a part time residence in Florida? Do you have a check list of preventive measures to take when you leave the property and go back home for the summer? I Find Leaks recommend one of the items on the list should be turning the water and electrical service off and draining the water heater prior to departure. Many times we have been called to a part time residence to find while our customer had been away small leaks in the hot water heaterhad developed. These leaks can be pinhole leaks in a supply lineor leaks because the hot water heater tank itself had failed, usually because the bottom had rusted out. When the tanks on an average residential hot water heater fail they usually leak at a very slow rate and go unnoticed for long periods of time because the walls and flooring around the leak will absorb most of the water. When water is allowed to sit and the property is not properly dried out or the area is not cleaned with an anti-microbial, extensive and expensive damages can occur ruining your return to the winter home you so love. Please be diligent and take the time to develop a check list of preventive measures to take prior to leaving for extended periods of time, you’ll be glad you did and as they say, an ounce of prevention is with a pound of cure
So write our number down, post it on the refrigerator and if you should experience a leak give us a call. The team at I find Leaks is waiting to answer your questions and address your concerns.
How Do I Prevent Mold in my House? There are several ways you can prevent Florida black mold from growing in walls and crevices in places that you cannot see it. Typically once you see black mold in your Tampa Bay area home or office, there is more than likely much more of it that you cannot see. Water is the food source for mold to “activate”. Without water, mold cannot start growing and forming colonies. Colonies are the spots or “rot” that you see when black mold starts to show itself in Florida homes. Water can be introduced to a home in several different ways. Water damage caused by a leaking plumbing pipe, house flooding or high humidity in the home can all lead to a mold infestation. Be sure to keep your AC set at 78 degrees or lower, especially if you are leaving the property for an extended period of time. The biggest cause we find of black mold is by water damage.
How do I know if I have water damage?That is a common question we receive all of the time. We use infrared equipment to “see” the moisture content in walls, ceilings, cabinetry and other Tampa Bay building materials. You may not know that you have water damage or saturated drywall after a house flood unless you hire a company with the proper technology. As you can see in the pictures below, you cannot tell how much water damage has occurred to the wall behind the toilet without an infrared inspection. If you have had water damage in your home caused by a leaking pipe, overflowed drain or washing machine, be sure to hire a professional to dry the areas effectively. If the proper drying procedures aren’t taken by a top rated company, you could end up with a costly black mold situation.
Water Leak Damage Brandon Florida. GUARANTEED 60 minute or less response for Brandon water leak damage issues. Licensed, insured, certified water leak detection and water damage restoration specialists are on call 24 hours per day and 7 days per week in order to respond to any of your water leak or water damage needs.
A Brandon, Florida homeowner contacted I Find and Dry Leaks in regards to a water leak that caused a large amount of water damage to their Brandon home. Many homes in Brandon were built with copper plumbing pipes. Over time, these plumbing pipes develop pinhole leaks. Leaking plumbing pipescan lead to a very frustrating matter to deal with. It is not always obvious where the source of the water leak is coming from. We use ultrasonic equipment as well as infrared water leak detection equipment in order to pinpoint hidden water leaks. A Brandon water leak can cause severe water damage if not identified and corrected quickly. We also offer Brandon water damage restoration services which can prevent the need for Mold Removal Brandon projects. The start of mold issues is due to water leaks or high humidity. Let a team of experts help you locate that hidden water leak which will save you time and money. If you don’t see any water showing up in your Brandon home or business, another sign of a Brandon water leak is a very high water bill. Water leaks located underneath concrete slabs are known as slab leaks. Over time, these slab leaks can cause high humidity in your Brandon home or office which could potentially cause mold growth in areas that don’t receive sunlight or air flow. Mold removal projects are much more invasive to Brandon properties than water leak detection jobs and water damage restorationprojects are. Mold and mildew, black mold and Florida black mold have been known to cause mold health effects to those who are sensitive to mold and it’s effects on humans.
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Plumbing Pipe Water Leak Tampa. A Tampa homeowner contacted I Find and Dry Leaks in regards to a plumbing pipe water leak in Tampa. The Tampa homeowner found water on top of their water heater. The Tampa homeowner assumed this water leak was occurring on the water heater itself. The Tampa homeowner decided to call a plumbing company in order to have the water heater repaired. Once on site, the Tampa Plumber realized that the water heater was not the cause of the water leak and referred I Find and Dry Leaks to the Tampa homeowner. With our ultrasonic and infrared leak detection equipment we were able to successfully track the water leak down to a plumbing pipe water leak in the wall of this Tampa home. Water leaks, especially on plumbing pipes can be very tricky to find. We pride ourselves on locating plumbing pipe water leaks in Tampa by causing the least amount of damage to Tampa homes and businesses. If plumbing pipe water leaks in Tampa are not located and dried properly, they can lead to the devastating effects of mold and black mold growth.
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A commercial Clearwater customer called us with a water leak issue that they could not locate. After constantly mopping up water in their Clearwater restaurant in the kitchen area, the water kept reappearing. Reappearing water is the sign of a water leak in both homes and businesses in the Tampa Bay and Clearwater area. If you have water showing up in your home or business and it keeps coming back after cleaning it up, the chances of having a water leak are very high. In this case, the water leak was located in this Clearwater restaurant behind a tile wall in the kitchen. With our ultrasonic equipment, we were able to locate this water leak to one tile. By providing accurate water leak detections in the Clearwater area, we are able to minimize the damage needed to have this water leak repaired.
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This beautiful home in Clearwater Florida had a water leak coming from underneath the concrete. The Clearwater homeowner suspects a close by lightning strike caused a plumbing pipe to begin leaking water underneath the concrete slab of the home. This type of leak is known as a slab leak. The Clearwater homeowner didn’t know he had a slab leak until water starting showing up underneath the laminate flooring. Every time the homeowner would walk across this section of flooring, water would seep up between the laminate flooring. We were called in to locate the water leak as well as perform water damage clean up services. Water damage clean up should be started as soon as possible after the effects of water damage are present. If water damage clean up isn’t started soon after a water leak, it will lead to a problem with mold. The mold removal process is much more invasive to homes and homeowners.
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We were called out to a Tampa home this morning in regards to water damage caused by an overflowed bath tub. The owner of the Tampa home was not made aware of the situation until days after the water damage occurred. There are renters in the house who have two small children. During a bath last week, one of the kids turned on the water and overflowed the bath tub. A total of three rooms were affected by the water damage before the parents of the kids realized they had a problem with leaking water.
Since the Tampa area tenants felt as though they were responsible for the water damage their kids had caused, they decided to clean up the flooding water themselves. The tenants used shop vacs and placed a couple of fans in the areas where the flooding water occurred. They thought they had rectified the situation and didn’t see a need to report the water damage incident to the owners of the property. To their amazement, mold began to form in these areas in just a few days!
[box type=”info”] What could have been a very simple water restoration job has now turned into an expensive mold removal project. If you have a water damage issue or flood water accident, ensure you call a team of licensed professionals in order to properly clean up the water in your Tampa or Clearwater area home. Time is of the essence when a water damage accident occurs. We are available to respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. If you suspect a problem with water damage or require mold removal assistance give us a call at 1.866.606.LEAK (5325). We are happy to answer any questions pertaining to leak detection, water damage and mold removal.[/box]