Hidden Water Damage

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Hidden Water Damage

Hidden water damage
Water is a powerful force. Any doubt of this fact can be erased by a simple visit to the Grand Canyon. And while your home is in no danger of becoming one of the Seven Wonders of the World, water can wreak havoc on a much smaller scale. Infrared Imaging reveals Active Shower leak

Water damage can come from several sources: floods, burst pipes, leaky roofs, seepage, etc. Many types are obvious, as is the damage caused by them. But even if you can’t see the damage right away, a slow flow of water can often be worse than obvious leaks. Left untreated, it can cause major expensive damage that requires extensive repair and possibly mold inspection and remediation.

Repairing hidden water damage can be an even greater challenge. Depending upon the source of the damage, it may or may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. In the case of mold, getting rid of the problem may be a monumental undertaking. Wall damage from active shower leak

How can you protect yourself from this menace? A professional inspection can help. Using advanced moisture detection devices, coupled with years of experience, we can often detect water damage long before it becomes a problem.

This is one of the main reason why Absolute Inspections, LLC inspectors perform an Infrared Thermal Imaging scan on EVERY inspection. This powerful tool routinely finds water leakage problems that are not visible to the naked eye. This allows us to better protect our clients.

Active moisture from shower leakRoof leak in master bedroom found with infrared

The pictures on this page show a few examples of actual water leakage problems we have found over the years on inspections. They range from random roof leaks to active plumbing leaks. Amazingly, we typically find such problems on inspections several times a week!