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Leak: What Do You Do When You Discover One?

What Do You Do When You Discover a Leak?

A leak may be a tap, a water pipe, the roof, a window…

Whatever causes water to come into your home, you need to act quickly.


Because mould spores are everywhere, and they need moisture to proliferate. A leak one of the many forms of water damage. Water damaged buildings are of great concern due to the impact that they can have on health, particularly in a sensitive individual.


  1. Fix the leak/hole/pipe
  2. Dry everything within 48 hours
  3. Monitor it to make sure it stays fixed

I also recommend that you create a regular maintenance schedule so that you can keep an eye on things.

Old leaks can still be a source of problems, particularly to those who are sensitive or sensitised to mould.

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