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Water damage: How to detect leaks

Published by 911 Restoration Seattle on October 10, 2013 in category: Water Damage Restoration

Crawl Space CleanupIt is often said that buying a home is the most important and largest purchase a person will make in his or her lifetime. There are lots of things to consider when you’re thinking of buying a home. The condition of the home is the most important thing to note.

Repairs can be costly, especially when the repairs are caused by water damage. Water damage can be tricky to repair because its causes are often hard to spot. Water damage restoration needs to be done properly the first time or you risk wasting time and money.

If water damage restoration isn’t completed right the first time, leftover water can weaken the new repairs, essentially making them pointless. The water damage you see caused by things like leaky pipes can be quite a bit more than what meets the eye.

To remove all the damage you will usually need to tear out a large area around the cause of the damage. Typically you will need to go well beyond it, to an area that hasn’t been affected. Once you find that area, you use it as your starting point.

Once you have that starting point, everything else should only be a matter of removing and replacing the water damaged areas. This may sound easy but believe me it is quite difficult. At least now you have a guide to get you started.

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