The Importance of Water Testing

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The Importance of Water Testing

Water intrusion is a common problem in buildings of all types. It can cause damage to walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture, and it can also lead to mold growth and other health problems. If you’re experiencing water intrusion, it’s important to determine the point of entry so that you can take steps to repair the problem.

One way to determine the point of intrusion is to conduct water testing. Water testing involves applying water to the exterior of a building and then monitoring the interior for signs of water penetration. This can help you to identify the exact location where water is entering the building.

The red arrow indicates the point of intrusion, however, the leak showed up in the interior space fifteen feet down the wall.

hand holding a water hose that is turned on with a Red arrow indicating source of water leak on exterior of cafe.












In addition to helping to identify the point of intrusion, water testing can also:

  • Assess the severity of the water intrusion problem.
  • Determine the cause of the water intrusion problem.
  • Identify any other areas that are at risk of water intrusion.

Once you’ve determined the point of intrusion, you can take steps to repair the problem. This may involve repairing damaged building components, installing new flashing, or sealing cracks and gaps in the exterior of the building.

If you have a water intrusion problem, it is important to have your building tested by a qualified water testing professional.

Contact Benson and Falgout today to schedule a water testing appointment. We will help you to get your building back to dry and healthy. 



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