Water Damage Survey London
What is a Water Damage Survey?
A water damage survey identifies and isolates causes of damage as a result of ingress from within your own water system, or from external sources due to damage in the fabric of a structure, as well as from natural sources such as occurrences of flooding. If you believe you have water damage, evidence can include the discolouration of surfaces, often accompanied by light to heavy mould growth. Other evidence can be the blistering of walls and ceilings as well as the warping of wooden floor panels.
Organic materials can often suffer from rot and metals from rusting if left unchecked for long periods of water exposure. A water damage survey can often discover defects that have yet to cause any damage, but are a future risk.
Why do I need a Water Damage Survey?
When performing a water damage survey, we utilise a number of techniques such as thermographic imaging and ultrasound detection equipment, to identify points of actual and potential water ingress. This will almost always be caused by a defect or damage to your property, whether it be burst pipes or cracking in the walls, or faulty roof tiling.
Instructing an investigation with us will not only allow for identification and correction of the immediate fault(s) at hand, but also outline appropriate restoration schedules, as well as advising on further maintenance and correction of areas of potential future concern. All of which, if left unresolved, can lead to both significant further proprietary and monetary damage.
What do I get with a Water Damage Survey?
When you request a water damage survey, after a non-destructive inspection of the property in question you will receive a full report supported with thermographic imagery. This report can provide you with a detailed analysis and opinion on the cause(s) and potential remedial actions required. Such actions can include the removal of damaged goods, supplying of dehumidifying equipment, refurbishments and repairs for future prevention. Dependent on the nature and severity of the damage found, our surveyor are often able to perform vital repairs immediately on location.
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I contacted James de Miguel after a recommendation from a friend. My brand new house developed a series of cracks on the exterior walls and after numerous failed attempts by local builders, surveyors and even the original architect, to try and identify the cause of these cracks I had no clue what to do next. Thankfully, James was able to identify the exact cause of the issues and handed me a detailed report on what had caused the cracking and the next steps to take in order to remedy them. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
I have been working with James de Miguel for a few years now and can honestly say that I have not come across a more savvy surveyor when it comes to fault finding. James is switched on, his reports are always on time and he has never failed to deliver. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a definitive answer as to what exactly is going wrong with their building. I now consult with James on all projects I undertake as his input is vital to the success of my projects. A big thank you to James and his team.
I have been building houses for over 10 years and from time to time, new builds develop faults that can be tricky to trace. We brought in James de Miguel to provide us with a report on where we were going wrong with a rather complicated new build that involved a basement that was allowing water ingress. Within half an hour of being on site James and his colleagues identified the issues and provided the exact steps to fix them. Without his survey, I feel we would of been chasing our own tails for days if not weeks, trying to find out why we had so much water ingress. James has saved us time and money and we are very grateful that we found him.