Water Leak on CPVC pipe in Tampa

A small water leak was causing water to show up in a Tampa home with no spin on the water meter. Very small water leaks will not cause the water meter to spin. We were able to locate the source of the leak using state of the art leak detection technology.

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Water Leak on CPVC pipe in Tampa
Water Leak on CPVC pipe in Tampa

Water Heater Explosion

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 heater had developed.  These leaks can be pinhole leaks in a supply line or 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.

Leaking Water Heater
Infrared Image of Water Heater Leaking
Water Heater Causes Water Damage
Water Damage after Water Heater Leak

 

How To Dry Wet Walls

How do I dry wet walls after a house flood? This is a question the team at I Find and Dry Leaks receives on a regular basis. The first step to treating water damage after a house flood or a broken water pipe is to identify where all of the moisture is. In many cases, you cannot see all of the water damage with the naked eye. Wet things like to be dry and dry things like to be wet. This is the first thing to keep in mind after a water damage event occurs in your Tampa Bay home or office. Water also travels and follows the path of least resistance. It often follows studs that are anchored into your concrete slab which are the base of walls built in your home. These studs act as a channel for the water to follow. For instance, a leaking plumbing line to the refrigerator caused the water damage shown in the pictures below. The water traveled  underneath the wood flooring and along the walls. The bottom of the walls act like a sponge and soak up the water. We use an infrared camera to identify water damage and map the moisture in the home. Just because something may feel dry doesn’t necessarily mean it is dry. With the use of this infrared technology, we are able to see the water damage so that we can dry it effectively.

I Find and Dry Leaks carries the latest state of the art dry out equipment on the market today. We use dehumidifiers and fans as well as some specialty drying equipment to dry walls, ceilings and floors. By using this equipment we can save the home from the potential of mold, black mold and mildew. We are always available to handle any water damage emergency no matter what time of the day or night. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions in regards to water damage or in regards to finding a hidden water leak.

Wet wall as shown with an infrared camera
Wet wall as shown with an infrared camera
Wet wall without Infrared imaging
Wet wall without Infrared imaging

 

Under Foundation Leak in Treasure Island Florida

The team at I Find Leaks was called out to Treasure Island by a panicked homeowner who experienced a very high water bill. The homeowner was a very handy gentleman who decided to try and locate the water leak himself. He found a spot outside on the east side of his Treasure Island home that seemed to be saturated with water. After turning off the water and digging down in the suspected area of the water leak, he found what he thought was the water leak. After excavating the area, he turned the city water back on and discovered water rushing out from under the foundation of his home. Leaking water can cause water damage, soil erosion along with the symptoms of a very high water bill. Upon finding the water rushing out from underneath the foundation of his home, he decided to call a leak detection company to pinpoint the exact location of the leak. We used our ultrasonic leak detection equipment and pinpointed the water leak in a block wall roughly 5 feet away from where the water was showing up under the foundation! The homeowner was very pleased and happy that he didn’t decide to try and excavate more of his foundation than he already had.

If you have symptoms such as a high water bill, the sound of running water, mold or mildew inside of your home, or you find water in your home and you are unsure of the source, give us a call. We are available and ready to help you find that hidden water leak as well as take care of any water damage or flooding that may have occurred to your home or business.

Foundation Leak
Water Leaking Under Foundation
Leaking Copper Pipe
Leak Detection on Copper Pipe

 

Safety Harbor Florida High Water Bill Leads to Slab Leak in Garage

A Safety Harbor Florida home owner had an issue with a high water bill. They could not see any water leaking on their property and ensured no toilets were running. After exhausting all of their resources, they decided to call I Find Leaks. The team at I Find Leaks utilizes technology in order to pinpoint water leaks no matter where they are located. In this particular case, the water leak was on a copper pipe located underneath the concrete slab of this home in Safety Harbor. As you can see in the video, we made a small hole in the concrete in order to expose the leaking water pipe so that it can be repaired by a licensed plumbing company. We are referred by hundreds of plumbing companies in the Tampa Bay area, so it’s not in our best interest to fix plumbing leaks. If you have an issue with a high water bill, water leak or are concerned about a black mold problem, give us a call.

 

Pin Point Accuracy With Our Leak Detection Service

When we are called out to a leak detection job we ensure pin point accuracy when it comes to locating your water leak. We try to minimize any extra excavation required to locate the source of a water leak. This photo shown illustrates one of our leak detection technicians locating a pinhole that developed in a water service main line. We found the underground water leak and quickly resolved the customer’s problem with very very minimal excavation. Call us if you are experiencing a higher than normal water bill. We will locate the leak the right way.

 

Pin Point Accuracy With Our Leak Detection Service
Pin Point Accuracy With Our Leak Detection Service

Infrared Water Leak Inspections For Flooding

Infrared Water Leak Inspections For Flooding. If you have water damage caused by leaking water pipes or by heavy rains, etc. you may require an infrared water leak inspection to determine where the water is coming from and what areas of your home have been damaged by leaking water.

Water damage restoration and water damage remediation should be performed by specially trained, licensed contractors. With infrared inspection technology, we can tell exactly what areas have been affected by leaking water and where water damage remediation services need to occur. With our water leak infrared inspection technology we are able to see where water damage has occurred without causing any damage to your Tampa Bay area property. This is especially useful when trying to identify areas where water leaks have and are occurring. There is no sense in performing water damage restoration or water damage remediation services unless the water leak that has caused the water damage has been located and fixed. Water leaks that are left uncorrected can lead to mold and mildew and black mold growth. If you see standing water on floors, or water stains in ceilings or walls, give us a call today. We can pinpoint the source of the water leak and provide tailored water damage restoration services to correct your water damage issues.

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Water Leak St. Petersburg Florida

A St. Petersburg homeowner contacted I Find and Dry Leaks in regards to a water leak in their St. Petersburg property. The St. Petersburg homeowner awoke to find a wet spot on the floor in their hallway. Instead of cutting holes in walls or ceilings, the St. Petersburg homeowner decided to call I Find Leaks in order to pinpoint the source of the water leak.

With our infrared leak detection equipment we are able to pinpoint the source of the water leak with the least amount of damage to your property. As you can see in the pictures below, this water leak was located on a water pipe inside of a wall. We only had to cut a hole in the drywall in the exact location of the water pipe leak. In addition to locating the water leak for this homeowner, we were also able to perform water damage restoration services in order to properly dry the property. When water damage occurs, if water damaged building materials aren’t dried properly the possibility for mold growth is very high. With the high humidity here in Florida, black mold growth can and will occur once water damage occurs.

 

Leak Detection St Petersburg
Leak Detection St Petersburg

 

St Petersburg Water Leak
St Petersburg Water Leak

 

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Indian Rocks Beach Water Leak

An Indian Rocks Beach condo owner contacted I Find Leaks in regards to a water leak. The Indian Rocks beach condo owner stepped outside one morning and noticed water coming out from under the end of their driveway. Water pipes leaking underneath concrete are known as slab leaks. Once water leaks start, they can easily cause high water bills, water damage and mold growth, especially if the leaks are leaking water indoors.

The I Find Leaks team uses ultrasonic equipment to locate water leaks under slabs, behind walls and in ceilings. It is our goal to cause the least amount of damage possible to your valuable property. As you can see in the pictures below, we located this water leak underneath the concrete very close to where the garage was located. Just because you see water coming out in one area doesn’t necessarily mean the leak is located in that area.

 

Indian Rocks Beach Leak
Indian Rocks Beach Leak

 

Slab Leak Indian Rocks
Slab Leak Indian Rocks

 

Leak Indian Rocks Beach
Leak Indian Rocks Beach

 

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Water Leak in Safety Harbor

A Safety Harbor homeowner contacted I Find Leaks in regards to an underground water leak that was causing a very high water bill. Water leaks can be very tricky to track down especially if they are underground and cannot be seen with the naked eye. We use ultrasonic equipment as well as infrared equipment in order to locate water leaks even if they are located under concrete or under the foundation of your house. We pride ourselves in our ability to locate leaks with extreme accuracy causing as little amount of damage to your property as possible. As you can see in the pictures below, as time progresses houses and the plumbing that corresponds with those houses changes. Pipes are moved and updated as houses are updated. This particular leak was located underneath a concrete slab and we had to use our ultrasonic equipment in order to locate it. Water leaks can cause water damage and mold growth especially if left unattended.

 

Safety Harbor Water Leak
Safety Harbor Water Leak

 

Water Leak Safety Harbor
Water Leak Safety Harbor

 

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