Detecting and Repairing Leaks in Your Home
Do you know what’s worse than a water leak? Ignoring it. It’s a serious issue that can cause more damage and cost you much more money in repairs. Don’t let inexperience or fear hold you back from taking action. It’s best to call a professional immediately to avoid greater damage, such as mold growth or structural damage.
Knowing how to spot a problem can be a helpful step in reducing the cost and time spent in water damage restoration for Edwardsville homes. First, it is essential to know what to look for so you can recognize some signs of a water leak before the situation gets out of control.
Signs Water Damage Could Be Occurring
- When no faucets or appliances are running, you can hear water dripping or flowing.
- The water meter is continuing to run with everything shut off.
- Your water bills do not match your known usage.
- The walls or flooring can become soft or spongy without being wet to the touch.
- You notice musty odors in some regions of the house.
- Cracks are beginning to form in the walls.
If you have noticed any of these signs, there is likely a water leak in your home. Don’t waste time locating the leak alone, as it may lead to costly mistakes. Instead, trust a professional water damage specialist who uses advanced electronic tools and miniature pipe cameras to locate the leak precisely. This approach can save you both time and money in the long run, as attempting to resolve the issue on your own may lead to a more significant leak or even a broken pipe, causing severe flooding.
RCC Restoration to the RescueIf you are still determining if you have a water leak or need the problem promptly addressed, you can count on our RCC Restoration team. We have advanced tools like moisture meters and thermal imagery to track moisture pockets and locate the source of the damage to repair and dry it. We are ready to mobilize within hours of your first notice of loss to mitigate the situation, clean up the mess, dry the structure, and make necessary repairs. Our crew is ready 24/7 to help when you call (618) 406-5121.