Water Leak What is the Source


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At ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company we know that often a water leak source is difficult to determine. Identifying the source of a ceiling leak is similar to putting together a puzzle. You might think it’s simple enough but finding where water is coming into the home may be an exercise in trial and error. Where the water enters the home may not be at the source of the leak. Water follows the easiest path until it reaches the lowest point or obstruction along that path where it begins to pool and leak. A thorough inspection and eliminating the most obvious causes is a good starting point when you want to identify the source of the leak in your ceiling.

The first obvious question is does this water leak only occur when we have rainy conditions. This would indicate that a possible leaky roof is the culprit. If the leak persists whether it rains or not, then the issue is not that easy to resolve.

Here is the next question. Could it be from my inside air conditioning unit. The possibility exists especially if you have an older system and you never have taken precautions to ensure that the drift pan does not get clogged up.

One last question could there be a drainage problem that is causing the water from outside to come back into your home. Sometimes the grade of our lawns can change over time and cause standing water from whatever source to back up into our home.

With these questions answered and still the water leak persists, then it is obvious that you have a plumbing issue that if not handled can lead to major damage to your home and create an environment for hazardous mold to grow.

We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company are experts in water damage restoration, we can help you determine where the leak is occurring and make the necessary water damage restoration once your plumber has repaired the pluming issue. We are local to the Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area, and adjacent areas to these cities. We are available 24 hours a day when water or fire damage occurs, and you need our help. Please visit our website at https://www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us and the services we offer.

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