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Ask not for who the pipe drips….

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

copper pipe cracked and leaking water onto drywall SERVPRO of Tri-County uses highly sophisticated moisture meters to help you determine both the cause and extent of your water loss.

Water is a life-giving resource that all human beings need.

But that same water can be a devastating force to the structures of our homes and businesses. They must be protected from unwanted water intrusion at all times.

The water that we do invite into our homes can also be a problem. Pipes that leak, especially slowly, can go undiscovered for months and even years.

When a pipe leak is slow enough, the water can be absorbed into the surrounding structure. No puddles or standing water may be noticed. Water can also flow down into the crawlspace, further hiding it from view or quick discovery.

Common problem zones are under sinks, especially inside of cabinets. The toilet seal at its base should be inspected and replaced every 5 years or less. HVAC drain pans often clog and can slowly back up and release water.

Long term seepage can produce rot and mold that are a danger to both the structure and the occupants as well.

Sour smells or musty odors are many times a first indicator of moisture problems. Floors or walls that darken, curl, give or are soft to the touch can also be the result of water intrusion.

Make a plan to inspect your plumbing at least annually to catch these leaks before they do significant damage. Most insurance policies exclude these types of leak as covered events so timely capture is even more critical.

Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Tri-County to perform moisture mapping by using highly sophisticated moisture meters, we can help you determine both the cause and extent of moisture intrusion at your home or business.

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