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Leak detection for Water Damage

        

Water leaks in the home can occur at any time during home ownership.  Accurate leak detection for water damage is a totally different story. The challenge is finding the cause. Water Damage can be caused by driven rain, a broken pipe, a toilet overflow, drain overflow, window leak, Air Conditioner Leak, Water line break and many more reasons.

Water can travel and flow within in its pitch, skilled and, therefore, proper equipment is necessary to identify the actual source of the leak. We encountered many incidents when homeowners have had their house all torn up to detect the source of a water leak – from cut out tiles, slabs, walls – and many other structural parts of the home. The good news is that when taking the proper steps, with the right equipment, and by simple process of elimination you can minimize damages, process the information and proceed to a quicker and cheaper repair.

Let’s explain some of these procedures:

#1:  The best and first procedure is doing a simple use of components diagnostic. This may show if the component is working as it should be. An experienced Licensed Contractor, most of the times can identify how the moisture, or water is causing the damage by seeing visual signs, which can guide you towards its source. Unfortunately since water can travel and it may be traveling from other areas, so it is always better to confirm with some equipment.

#2:  Moisture meter detection. This tool is a non-invasive tool.  It measures surfaces moisture content up to a certain depth. The moisture meter scan can be used on many surfaces, and it can detect areas with high moisture content without damaging, or creating access areas to perform the scan.

#3:  Thermal imaging Detection. This is done by using a thermal imaging camera. The Thermal Scan picks up and scans temperature underneath surfaces, so it detects, heat loss, moisture and so on…. The Thermal imaging scan will confirm, or pin point the concentrated area of damage, which then allows you to concentrate or work on a specific area.

#4:  Telescopic Camera detection is a great tool for water leak detection. These are used in many areas. From sewer lines, to wall areas. The Telescopic detection gives you the possibility to visually see the issues without demolishing unnecessary areas, and making your discovery less repairable and more cost effective. This is a great tool to use, and it is the only remedy to avoid to proceed to a demolition detection, which will make your discovery damages minimal or near to minimal with easily repairable access points.

These Detections and tools are the key to minimize, and discover the cause of the Water Damage. Without the proper use and skill detections it can be very extended detection, costly and damaging, that is why a Restoration Contractor that specializes and is set up for this can get your life back to normal condition.

Call Pro Builders Inc. today (954) 323-2866 for a free consultation!


Pro Builders Inc. is a full service real estate inspection and building contractor located in Coral Spring, Florida.  A fully licensed and insured professional company, Pro Builders Inc. has been providing exceptional service to Broward, Palm Beach and north Miami-Dade counties since 2008. For more information, visit our website at http://probuildersfl.com/ or call (954) 323-2866.

Property Loss Claim Remediation

Property losses can be disastrous and stressful accidents but calling the right restoration contractor and following the correct property loss claim remediation process can facilitate resolution of the unexpected event.

Let’s talk about a Homeowner’s property loss claim remediation process a little bit. Don’t get stuck stranded, or with unpaid repairs or denied claims. Follow these simple steps and the process will be much smoother.

#1:  If your property loss is a life threatening situation call 911.

#2:  Once you know that you and or anyone else is not in any danger, you need to call the right Licensed Contractor that specializes in Restorations.

The right Restoration Contractor will:

  • Handle the process for you and will make your claim less stressful and a much smoother process
  • Find the cause of the problem
  • Minimize the damages and prevent the existing cause from creating more damages to the property

For instance, many times a little water leak turns out to be a bigger disaster just when the water leak is repaired by a handyman or plumber but no other steps were taken. Did you know that mold grows within 72 hours? That’s right it can grow within 3 days if not properly taken care of.  If not properly remediated, then it will grow and spread. That’s why it’s important to call the right restoration company.

Don’t let simple mistakes, turn out to cause thousands of dollars in damages and a possible claim denial. Search for a licensed contractor by visiting the Florida State portal

After you find your Licensed Restoration Contractor, call your insurance company and report the claim.  A Licensed Contractor that specializes in Restorations can handle the claim and bill them directly.

Simple example: If a driver gets into a car accident, they will take the car to the auto body shop, sign papers and pay a deductible if applicable, and that’s all, you just pick up your car when it’s ready.

A property loss and insurance claim can arise for varies reasons, wind, fire, storm, mold and water damage, but the claim process is all the same.  The difference is in the property loss claim remediation process and how the repairs need to be handled.  Only a Licensed Restoration Contractor can handle this process.

Important note, be advised that many insurance companies may force you to use their contractors, but it doesn’t mean that they’re professional, and take the right procedures. They are selected by the insurance companies, and their priority is to get paid.  Typically these Contractors are underpaid and work in conjunction with the insurance providers. So don’t get suckered into using insurance vendors.   Unfortunately, once the claim is closed the insurance company does not guarantee the work, and won’t repay for the same loss twice.

Click here to view a good example of this discussion.

To receive a free property loss claim remediation consultation today contact Pro Builders Inc. today at (954) 323-2866.


Pro Builders Inc. is a full service real estate inspection and building contractor located in Coral Spring, Florida.  A fully licensed and insured professional company, Pro Builders Inc. has been providing exceptional service to Broward, Palm Beach and north Miami-Dade counties since 2008. For more information, visit our website at http://probuildersfl.com/ or call (954) 323-2866.

Why Is A Full Real Estate Inspection Report Important?

Pro Builders Inc is a fully licensed and insured real estate home inspector in Coral Springs FL.

There are many types of inspections, but a full real estate inspection report is very crucial because it covers:

  • Structural
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Cosmetic
  • Termites and other Wood Destroying Organisms

A full real estate inspection report costs a tiny fraction of your overall property investment and there are many reasons to why a full real estate inspection report is so important:

  At Pro Builders Inc. our full real estate inspection reports also include a Basic Permit search, to identify if any open or expired permit is present . . .an issue that can be very costly to close or complete.

  FOR THE BUYER:  A full real estate inspection may be your biggest savior prior to being stuck into a financial disaster, and it may provide you with the opportunity to back out of a contract during the purchasing process of a home, and may be the only thing that can make you avoid getting stuck in a financial nightmare, disaster or inhabitable environment.

–  A perfect example:   A tiled roof covering of a 2500 square foot home, which has a life expectancy of 30 Years, can cost an average of $30,000 replacement cost . . . a big expense. That wouldn’t be the best news to find out, soon after or a few years after owning a home, would it? The full real estate inspection report – which cost a tiny fraction of your investment – can identify the remaining life expectancy of the roof (i.e. how many years are left on it), and will document any existing damage and the estimated cost to repair

–  Another reason why a roof’s age and condition is important, is that it is taken into consideration during property insurance calculations.  Prior to obtaining hazard insurance coverage, the age and condition of the roof will help determine your insurance premiums and whether or not the home is insurable

  FOR THE SELLER:  A Home Inspection report is not only good to get when purchasing a home, it can be used by sellers as well.

–  To identify existing defects and repairs needed prior to listing a property or when negotiating offers on their homes.

Such items can be corrected prior to getting into contract which can delay, affect or even lose the sale of the property if not taken care of ahead of time.

–  The report also can be easily shared with the prospective buyer, so they’re aware of the condition of the home and know that those items have been taken into consideration and the house has been priced accordingly or you can simply negotiate repair costs more accurately in the terms of the purchase contract

  WARRANTY REPAIRS:  Last but not least, full real estate inspection report is a great tool when making repairs that are covered under warranty.  Just because you purchase a new home, it doesn’t mean that you have no issues in your home.  A detailed home inspection report, such like “Pro Builders Inc.” will list all those defects, potential problems and even possible illegal alterations performed in the home. These reports also list costs of repairs, and potential hazards that are detected during the inspection.

We always encounter owners needing repairs done to their newly purchased home, whether it’s structural settlement, bad craftsmanship or simply cosmetic items, so why not have them repaired during your warrantee period before it can turn out to be a bigger issue!

Now that you know that a full real estate inspection report is great tool to have, and that it can save you thousands of dollars, why not call us today to schedule yours.


Pro Builders Inc. is a full service real estate inspection and building contractor located in Coral Spring, Florida.  A fully licensed and insured professional company, Pro Builders Inc. has been providing exceptional service to Broward, Palm Beach and north Miami-Dade counties since 2008. For more information, visit our website at http://probuildersfl.com/ or call (954) 323-2866.