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Irrigation Systems Can Become a Water Problem On The Inside of Your Home

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Irrigation Systems Can Become a Water Problem On The Inside of Your Home We were able to locate the leak and then dry the carpet and slab to prevent mold.

Your desire to consistently hydrate the gardens and other landscaping around your Lakeland home led to the installation of an automatic sprinkling system. Saving time, water, and money over the long term were incentives, but malfunctions led to unintended concerns. It is not uncommon for irrigation configurations to cause water to seep into foundations or crawl spaces or soak into the exterior wall of a house. We can mitigate the damage. 
 
If just one sprinkler head is knocked out of alignment, water can pound the siding of your house rather than foundation plantings. The water damage caused to your dwelling may go undetected for a time, allowing the moisture to build up and begin to destroy the building materials inside your dwelling. Likewise, a bend or break in the underground conduits carrying water to the various sprinkler heads can super-saturate the ground around your home, seeping into the slab foundation or crawl space. Our technicians respond with practical strategies that remove the water and dry out the structure. 
 
The first you realize that the irrigation system is the culprit might be after the SERVPRO of Lakeland crew arrives. You have just noticed some peeling paint or a bulge and dampness on an interior, outward facing wall. You might fear a plumbing leak inside the house. Once we discuss your concerns, we evaluate the situation. If your water pressure is unaffected and bills are as expected, a leak is unlikely. When we walk around the property, our trained eyes catch signs of a misaligned spray. 
 
The good news is that eliminating this water source is as easy as disengaging the sprinkler system. SERVPRO then extracts any standing water and uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the interior of your home. Because the conditions could be ripe for microbial growth, we look for any evidence of mold damage. If any is found, our mold remediation team can complete a mold abatement. 
 
If water saturation has seeped into your crawl space or foundation, we use drying strategies and review the vapor barriers in place. SERVPRO of Lakeland advises you work with the company that installed the sprinkler system to locate the leak or redirect the errant spray head. Otherwise, the water damage can return. 
 
SERVPRO of Lakeland can help restore damage done by an automatic outdoor watering system. Call us at 863-646-4213 to schedule a consultation.

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