Most people know that rain storms at typhoon strength happen at the beginning of the year in some areas of the southern California coast. The reason why this is relevant and important to California home owners is the fact that doors and windows that were never compromised before, are caused to leak by this massive amount of water berating the doors and windows as the wind is blowing out of the east and towards the west at times with gusts of 50, 60, 75 miles per hour.
That, coupled with the fact that there is such a large amount of water at one time, there are very few doors and windows on southern California’s modern day homes that can stand up to this amount of water and pressure or otherwise.
Leaks only show up during storms like this and doesn’t necessarily mean that you inherently have a bad issue with these areas. And the only time that leaks occur is when:
1. Doors/windows were installed improperly.
2. Vents and drains for the doors/windows are either clogged, dirty, or haven’t been cleaned out.
3. The weather stripping or proofing on windows/doors themselves or sealants and caulking where the frames meet the stucco has been compromised.
4. Leak from another area around or surrounding these openings or above these openings are causing water to leak in.
Due to this, Absolute Maintenance & Consulting would receive a lot of phone calls during these massive storms and they assure customers that these issues only arise because of the heavy rains and that it can be checked through water testing.
Also, it’s important to note that the best time to be able to look to see if the issue is actually the door/window or another area that might be leaking on the property, is to come in within 48 to 72 hours after a rain storm with an infrared camera. People would always ask questions, what do you do for weatherproofing or waterproofing? And the answer is simple, every home is unique and those questions are usually answered by looking at the property, pictures, or other information. Absolute Maintenance & Consulting uses FLIR infrared bCam Technology to do their investigations. With this technology, they guarantee to their customers that a lot of the issues and leaks that they saw this time will not necessarily be an issue in the future.
According to the company, “rule of thumb is if you see anything blistering or bubbling on the wall, then please call somebody that knows how to do water intrusion investigation and uses FLIR infrared technology.” Also, any walls or otherwise where you’ve got too many boxes or furniture stacked against it, sometimes it is good to take a flashlight, look behind those areas, and see if there’s anything brewing that you haven’t looked at for a while.
Company Name: Absolute Maintenance and Consulting
Contact Person: Cameron Figgins
Address:3520 Overland Ave, A29
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States