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By far the most common cause of water leak damage to a property is caused by leaking plumbing or domestic appliances. Often these leaks can go unnoticed until localised damage occurs. If you happen to live below another property, you may be completely unaware of a water leak until your ceiling collapses or water is running down your walls. Whatever the cause and wherever the leak, water damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to prevent even more damage. Maybe you have been flooded by an overflowing river or a burst water main, either of which cause devastation and considerable damage to your property and belongings. Whatever the reason you need our help and to call your insurance company without delay.
Leaking Plumbing and Flash Flood Water Damage
If your property has recently suffered water leak damage, immediate action is vital in terms of damage limitation. We are specialists at repairing properties that have been damaged by water, whether it be from leaking plumbing, rain penetration or actual flooding, We will work closely with you and your insurance company to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible. The first thing you should do is notify your insurance company and then instruct us to send one of our Property Care Association (PCA) qualified damp and timber surveyor to inspect the damage and to report on what drying methods and repairs are required. You will then need to forwarded our report to your insurance company for their approval, prior to any restoration work commencing. We undertake every aspect of water damage restoration work, which includes damp proofing measures to prevent future damage. Call us first and we will get you back to normal as quickly as possible.
Water Leak Damage Repairs Required
We will locate the source of any water leak using our Thermal Imaging camera and immediately repair it. All wet furniture and carpets will be be removed and set aside for drying, cleaning or disposal. Industrial dehumidifiers and drying fans may then be installed whilst waiting for approval from your insurance company to start the repairs. The amount of restoration work required will depend on the amount and location of the water leak but will often involve removing damp and damaged wall and ceiling plaster, joinery, damaged kitchen units, flooring and floors, along with anything else that is damaged beyond repair. We will undertake every aspect of the restoration work to a high standard, in accordance with good building practice.
Flood Water Prevention
We can help keep your property safe from environmental flooding by installing a combination of flood protection products, which defend the vulnerable points of a building.This is done by holding back the floodwater, reducing damage, minimising inconvenience and offering peace of mind to the occupier. Our range consists of specially selected products, each designed to defend against a potential point of water entry.When used together they form a barrier against flooding and limit the destruction it causes. The entire range of products we use has been tested and approved, to relevant standards, ensuring a high level of performance.
Flood Prevention Aids
The Flood Barrier is installed in front of entrances of the property to prevent water entering between gaps in the door or frame. The barrier be can easily stored away when not in use.
Smart Air Bricks are an ingenious ventilation system which have holes that automatically close off to rising flood water. They then automatically return to normal functioning once the water has subsided.
Stone Wall Guard is specially formulated non-silicone liquid which is applied to masonry to provide a colourless, durable protective coating that prevents flood water penetration
Non-Return Drain Valves are installed to prevent sewage water being forced back up into the property during flooding.Fitting these non-return valves will prevent the awful devastation this problem causes.
If your property is in London or any of the home counties and it has recently suffered any type of water leak damage, including actual flooding, call Tapco HomeDry immediately.We will deal with your problem promptly, efficiently and to a high standard. We have been established since 1971 and are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards)and a corporate associate of the British Damage Management Association (BDMA). Call us now for fast, helpful advice and to Do it Once, Do it Right.
Immediate drying is carried out, using industrial dehumidifiers and fans to reduce the risk of damage.
Hot and cold water pipes under the floor of the flat above caused considerable damage to the flat below.
A Thermal Imaging Camera is used to locate the water leak
If you experience water damage to your property, immediately call Tapco HomeDry for advice.
Request a Survey
If your property has recently suffered water leak damage, immediately contact your insurance company and call Tapco HomeDry. Use our online survey form or call us free.
Tapco HomeDry based in Surrey, is one of London and the Home Counties most established and reputable damp-proofing, wood-rot and property preservation companies. We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards), the Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI), and an accredited Which? Trusted trader, providing thorough, professional surveys for both commercial and domestic properties. For pre-purchase surveys we are the all-inclusive property preservation experts, providing solutions for damp, from the roof to the drains.