Emergency Leak Repairs in Vancouver
Why time matters and what to do before the experts get there
The cost of water related damage to your home can be substantial – and repairing the cause is just the tip of the iceberg. The damage caused by leaks of any size, from flooding to slow seepage, can compromise structural parts of your home, ruin floors, walls and ceilings, and wreck your furniture or other valuable possessions.
In addition to the immediate damage to the home structure and possessions, there is the potential for health-related complications. Black mould and other sources of humidity related health hazards can result from poor remediation practices.
Time is critical and therefore, if it is safe to do so, you should attempt to stop the leak to mitigate the damages while you wait for the experts such as 604-Fix-Leak in Burnaby BC.
In the case of flooding / emergency leaks, call us BEFORE you call your insurance company. We can help advise you on your best course of action before getting the insurance company involved. 604 Fix Leak has years of experience in the restoration business and therefore we know how to help you.
Their emergency leak repair and flood restoration team is ready to take control on arrival, working with insurance, repairing the cause and ensuring all damage is remediated to the highest standard.
But where is it coming from?
There are a number of ways in which water can enter your home, seeping through and causing havoc within and without your walls. The points of entry can include leaky windows, skylights, chimney, roofs or even water lines, as well as more immediate issues such as broken household
appliances or sump pumps, flooded basements, clogged of collapsed drain tiles, sewer backups or building envelope leaks.
604 Fix Leak provides residential and commercial leak detection services in the Greater Vancouver Area and the Fraser Valley to help you find the source of your leak.
What to do while you wait
If you don’t know where the leak is coming from, the obvious first point of order is to perform a safe and systematic visual inspection of the main suspect areas. Did we mention safe? Always keep in mind that surfaces get slippery and some structures might even become weakened, depending on the length of their exposure to moisture. Also mind the spores! Keep a mask on, whenever possible, before venturing into places you suspect might have been exposed to humidity for any prolonged periods of time.
Having the capabilities to turn off leaky pipes with some plumbing supplies would be a good idea. Equipment could include a small snake or a plunger, some emergency repair tape, a sink drain wrench and other tools, some faucet repairing supplies to match your faucets' brands and models, and so on.
Ensure you are familiar with the location of all water cut-off valves around the house, and that they are clear and easily accessible at a moment’s notice.
Nevertheless, you need to call the experts as soon as possible. They will advise you on the steps you should take while you are waiting for them to arrive.