Leak Detection And Water Damage Berkshire

Leak Detection And Water Damage Berkshire

Homeowners in Berkshire are often faced with the problematic scenario of having to cope with water damage, which requires a rapid leak detection response to identify the cause. It is one of the most common reasons for homeowners to make a claim against their insurance policy, with frozen, damaged or even burst pipes causing extensive damage to properties of all sizes.

It is quite common for homeowners to be unaware of water damage due to pipes being concealed, so a thorough investigation is usually required to determine whether or not water damage has escalated over a period of days, months or even years.

It is essential for any homeowner to be fully aware of the signs of water damage in order to deal with it before it causes further damage to a property. Look out for cracked or burst pipes as well as any leaks coming from showers and radiators. Keep an eye out for signs of damp throughout the property, especially in areas where large amounts of piping are present.

Floors, joists and walls are all under threat from water damage and an extensive amount of water damage can lead to deteriorating floorboards and significantly damaged walls. Flooring is susceptible to water damage as water can remain dormant at the surface of a property. This is one of many reasons why it is so hard to identify water damage as soon as it occurs. Homeowners are often oblivious to dormant water and tend to face the consequences further down the line.

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One of the most common signs of water damage is a leaking shower, which can lead to substantial damage to ceilings. Water will always look to flow to the surface of the property, thus causing holes to appear in ceilings and water to drip down into the lower levels of the property. Faulty pipes are a regular cause of ceiling damage and the works required to fix the issue is usually dependant on the type of ceiling you have installed, such as plasterboard or lathe.

Household appliances often hide developing signs of damp and water damage, especially in kitchens. Walls may have to be stripped back entirely and left to dry before they can be refurbished and painted once again. Appliances such as sinks, cabinets and fridges are all capable of hiding the presence of damp on walls.

Apex are hugely experienced when it comes to assisting homeowners suffering from substantial water damage. We offer our financial expertise to cover estimates on leak detection and water damage, before assessing the cost of repair work and convincing insurers to cover these costs.

Get in touch with us today by calling 0800 292 2915 and we’ll provide you with all the advice, information and assistance you need to support your claim.