Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have to Dig Up My Yard to Detect a Leak?

No, in most cases, it is not necessary to physically dig up the pipes to find hidden leaks. Our team uses advanced tools and equipment to detect the source of your leak. Once discovered, we can use cameras to confirm the cause of the problem. If your pipes need to be repaired or replaced, we offer a variety of trenchless methods that can take care of the issue without excavating your yard.

What Kind of Damage Can Water Cause?

Water may seem innocent enough, but it can create many problems for property owners. Prolonged exposure to excess moisture can cause mold growth, structural problems, foundation issues, and electrical hazards. In addition, if the water is coming from your sewer line, it can also expose those living or working on the property to harmful bacteria. That's why it's essential to take care of water damage as quickly as possible.

Why Do I Need a Specialist to Find My Leak?

Some leaks, such as those that come from a kitchen sink or toilet, are easy to spot. However, most leaks are located in other areas that aren't easily visible. A professional plumber will use specialized equipment that allows them to find the exact location of your leak and determine its severity. A leak detection specialist will use advanced technology like infrared cameras and moisture meters to locate hidden leaks in your home before they become more serious problems.

What is Involved in the Water Damage Restoration Process?

When a water damage restoration company arrives on the scene, they will first assess the situation and determine how severe the damage is. They will then start working to stop further water from entering the property. Once this has been done, they will begin cleaning up any standing water that remains using industrial equipment to remove all traces of moisture. They will also start removing damaged materials, such as drywall and carpeting, as soon as possible. Next, they will remove any remaining debris and sanitize all affected areas. Next, they will test for mold and get rid of any visible areas of mold or mildew growth. Finally, they will start repairing damaged items, such as walls or flooring, and restore the property to its original state. 

How Long Does it Take for Mold to Form?

Mold can start growing within 24 hours of a water intrusion. It depends on the temperature, humidity, and how long the water is present. The longer the moisture stays in a home, the more likely mold will grow. If you have any moisture issues in your home, it's best to call a professional right away.

What Are Some Common Signs I'm Dealing with a Leak?

If you notice any of these signs, there is a good chance that you are dealing with a plumbing leak:

  • Fluctuating Water Pressure
  • Sudden Rise in Monthly Water Bills
  • Uneven Floors
  • Sagging Ceiling 
  • Discolored Walls
  • Damp Patches on the Floor or Walls
  • Bad Smells Coming from Drains and Toilets
  • Rusty or Discolored Water Coming from Faucets
  • Visible Mold or Mildew 
Can You Take Care of Sewage Backups?

Yes, if you have a sewage backup, we can help. We have a team of experienced plumbers that can perform various services, including clog removal, drain cleaning, and sewer line repairs. If you need help with sewage backups or other serious plumbing issues, give us a call today.

Does Insurance Cover Water Damage?

It depends on your policy. Many homeowners' policies only cover damage from a water source if there's a leak in the plumbing or if flooding occurs due to a burst pipe. If you have a flood that is caused by something other than a leaky pipe, such as heavy rain or an overflowing swimming pool, you may still be able to make a claim if you have separate flood insurance.

Can You Fix My Leak?

Yes, we can fix your leak. The first step is to determine where the leak is coming from, what caused it and how much damage has been done. Once we know these things, we can devise a plan to repair the problem so you can avoid future trouble

Do You Have More Questions?

Is there a question you have that wasn't answered here? Feel free to contact the team at Leak Detection of Atlanta. Our friendly staff is available to discuss your needs one-on-one, so contact our office if you're concerned about leaks or need help restoring your property after the damage has already occurred.