With water a scarce resource in the UAE, extra-special care must be taken in the way it is consumed. If a water leak is overlooked, it can not only result in damages to the property, but also land you in hot water financially. This is exactly what happened to the Furniture wala family from Arabian Ranches when they complained about a lack of water coming into their villa. The investigation ultimately led to the discovery of the leak half a metre below their parking space; and a subsequent water bill amounting to a staggering AED54,000.Cost of Dubai Water Leaks to Property:
The Furniture wala case highlights a number of grey areas in terms of mitigating water leaks. Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. Aside from increasing the risk of mould growth, water leaks in the home can result in extensive financial setbacks due to damage incurred to wooden furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment.
Causes of Water Damage:
Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage clean-up immediately in order to increase the likelihood of saving water-soaked furniture, carpets, rugs, clothing, and other items.
Health Hazards Associated with Home Water Leaks:
As aforementioned, moisture promotes the growth of mould and other organisms, increasing the risk for serious health problems.Mould exposure may aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. Exposure may also increase the risk for respiratory diseases and other medical problems. Cleaning up immediately can help mitigate the health effects of water damage on everyone in a home or commercial space.
Using the right procedures and materials in order to restore the damage caused by a water leak is essential in order to safeguard the rest of the home against further damage or deterioration. As such, the success for water damage restoration depends on the severity of the damage and the amount of water that caused the damage. Water in basement areas may only require a short clean-up process, but water in other areas of a property will require extensive remediation.
LeakDTech’s Unique Approach to Water Leak Home Inspections:
Individually, homeowners and renters alike must all consume water with an eye towards conservation, which includes being informed of warning signs that may indicate a potential water leak. LeakDtech offers easy-to-book inspections and cost-cutting opportunities with our online booking system. We also pride ourselves on zero bad workmanship, meaning that LeakDtech can check your contractors work by inspecting the original leak once again. In addition, we will only charge you the call out fee and if a problem is not identified during a residential inspection no additional charges will be made, guaranteeing satisfaction. Get in touch with our qualified team of experts to find out how LeakDTech can save you money, time and effort.