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How to Identify and Address Hidden Water Leaks

2/19/2024 (Permalink)

Mold growing behind drywall. Identifying and addressing hidden water leaks quickly is essential to protect your property from extensive damage and costly repairs.

Water leaks, often concealed within walls, ceilings, or underground, can silently wreak havoc on your property, leading to structural damage, mold growth, and even increased utility bills. Identifying and addressing hidden water leaks early is crucial in preventing extensive damage. 

Keep an Eye on Your Water Meter

Monitor your water meter regularly, especially when no water is in use. A sudden increase in readings could indicate an undetected leak. Turn off all water sources and check if the meter continues to register water usage.

Check for Visible Signs of Water Damage

Look out for water stains, discoloration, or peeling paint on walls, ceilings, or floors. Soft or sagging drywall may also indicate hidden water leaks. Investigate any musty odors, which could be a sign of mold due to water damage.

Inspect Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

Check for leaks around plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, and showers. Inspect appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines for any signs of water accumulation or moisture.

Use a Water Leak Detection Device

Consider using water leak detection devices or sensors that can alert you to leaks by detecting changes in moisture levels. Place these devices near potential leak sources or in areas prone to water damage.

Examine Outdoor Areas and Irrigation Systems

Check outdoor faucets, hoses, and irrigation systems for leaks or pooling water. Ensure proper drainage away from the foundation to prevent water from seeping into your property.

Consult Professional Water Leak Detection Services

If you suspect a hidden water leak but cannot identify its source, seek assistance from professionals like SERVPRO of North Fort Myers. Our team of experts utilizes specialized equipment to pinpoint hidden leaks without causing unnecessary damage.

Quickly Address Identified Leaks

Upon identifying a water leak, take immediate action to fix it. Whether it's repairing a faulty pipe, replacing a damaged fixture, or sealing gaps, swift intervention can prevent further damage and mitigate risks.

Identifying and addressing hidden water leaks quickly is essential to protect your property from extensive damage and costly repairs. At SERVPRO®, we specialize in water damage restoration and are ready to assist you in mitigating the effects of hidden leaks. Contact SERVPRO® for professional water leak detection and restoration services. Let us help you protect your property against the damaging effects of hidden water leaks.

Trust SERVPRO of North Fort Myers – Your Partner in Identifying and Addressing Hidden Water Leaks for a Safer, Healtheir Home.

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