Why would our remediation specialists need to work with a plumber and vice versa? We all know what plumbers do. They are specially trained professionals who will help repair, maintain, or install new plumbing at your residential or commercial property. Restoration and remediation specialists are called in when damage occurs—usually fire damage, water damage, or the removal of mold. An experienced and well-trained remediation specialist will not repair damages in the same way that a contractor would, by ripping out affected areas and replacing them with new construction. Instead, remediation specialists like the team at Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration use special techniques to alleviate damages and restore your home or business to its former condition before the fire, flood, or whatever incident caused the damage.
Ideally, remediation specialists and plumbers should work together to secure the best resolution possible for the property owner. Because 90-97% of the typical plumbing system isn’t visible, it would make sense that any damages such as leaks or cracked pipes also may not be easy to be seen. Left unidentified and untreated, hidden water damage can pose both health issues and structural risks to the building. Imagine never realizing a pipe that runs under your subflooring has burst and, all the while, mold and mildew are growing while the structural integrity of your property becomes increasingly compromised. With the thermal imaging technology provided by our restoration experts at Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration, we can work with your favorite plumber to quickly find and correct any problem with your plumbing system.
After we’ve discovered where the problem is your plumber can do their job, and our team will get to work on resolving and cleaning any damage.
Why do I need a Thermal Imaging Inspection?
If you’re concerned you might have a hidden leak (one giveaway is your water bill. If it’s gone up unexpectedly, there’s a good chance you’ve got a leak) then scheduling a thermal imaging inspection should be your next step. Whether it’s your home, business, or a property you manage, there’s no denying thermal imaging could be the solution you’re looking for when determining if your pipes need to be repaired. Let’s look at some of the risks associated with an undetected leak:
- Rapid growth of mold and mildew
- Accumulation of moisture leading to wood rot and, from there, structural damage
- Infestation of pests attracted by excess moisture
You might be hesitant to invest in a thermal imaging inspection, but the financial savings represent one of the biggest reasons why you should schedule one of these inspections. Remember, when a plumbing problem develops, paying to fix it is inescapable. However, you can avoid some of the associated costs and damages linked to plumbing issues—damages such as mold removal, pest damage, or medical bills from any aggravated health issues. Not to mention the cost, trauma, and inconvenience of repairing multiple portions of your home after untreated water damage was allowed to spread.
Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration of Southwest Florida offers a plethora of water, fire, mold remediation services that are available 24/7. With our expertly trained restoration team, thermal imaging inspections are just part of the reason you should consider our company for any of your restoration and remediation needs. To find out more or schedule your own inspection today, call our office in Fort Myers today at (239) 910-6381.