A1 Solves Water Intrusion Problems

Following in the wake of Hurricane Irma and last year’s active hurricane season, our “wetter than usual” summer rainy season has revealed more extensive water intrusion problems for many properties. Unfortunately, many properties are discovering that these water leaks are indicating the breakdown of entire building joints and joint systems. When joint systems fail, they require complete re-caulking – removing old caulk which has deteriorated and replacing it with quality, manufacturer-recommended products.

The most common water leak repair calls that A1 Orange answers are for water intrusion due to the breakdown of joints surrounding the glass. Sometimes, the water may intrude through cracks in building walls made of brick, stone, or other porous materials and may include failure of the mortar between the bricks or stones. If water is allowed to penetrate porous stone or wall materials, it weakens the stone and causes damage to the drywall and sometimes mold.

At a recent leak repair call, A1 was asked to determine the source of extensive interior wall and ceiling water damage. One problem identified immediately was the leaf-clogged, sub-roof drains, which blocked the path for water to leave. There were long stretches of standing water in the sub-roof, which eventually found a way down through the ceilings and walls.

It was also discovered that walls running between the sub-roof and roof had many cracked stones and failure of mortar joints between stones. In this case, cracks and deteriorated mortar must be repaired and the entire surface sealed with an elastomeric waterproofing coating. This coating leaves a pin-hole free surface which doesn’t allow water to penetrate.

You can trust the waterproofing specialists at A1 Orange to find the water intrusion source and recommend the right solutions using the best products on the market. A1 Orange follows manufacturer guidelines when applying caulking or sealant and gets the manufacturer’s rep to certify the product warrantee.  Learn more or contact A1 Orange for a waterproofing estimate.

Budget season? Email or call us at (800) 874-6207 for a waterproofing capital project estimate.

A1 Orange Superheroes Bring Smiles

A1 Orange field team superheroes brought smiles and laughter recently while washing the windows at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando. Superman, Thor, Spiderman and others provided needed relief to hospital patients and their parents, dropping down from the roof and interacting with the children on each floor while performing the semi-annual exterior cleaning. A1 Orange crews also performed pressure cleaning of exterior spaces and garage stairwells to keep outdoor surfaces safe and clean.

Enjoy this link to the video which ran on local news stations.

Schedule A1 Orange for your upcoming window cleaning and pressure cleaning needs and you’ll be smiling too with our worker’s professionalism and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Request an estimate here or call 1-800-874-6207 today.


A1 Offers Infrared Leak Detection

Just in time for the rainy and hurricane season, A1 Orange is raising the bar on leak detection and repair with a game-changing infrared camera. With this tool, A1 technicians can precisely and quickly determine the source and path of water leaks. Detecting and repairing leak issues more quickly saves you and your tenants time, unnecessary water damage, and disruption. It may also protect the health of your building and tenants by finding unseen moisture from leaks that can cause mold.

A1 Orange is excited to be on the leading edge in introducing this infrared camera technology to help with the recurring but trick issue of identifying water intrusion sources. As always, A1 will provide an inspection report with photos to assist property managers in working with their building owners to make better decisions in their maintenance program. This will also allow better planning and communication with tenants.

One or two water leaks can be isolated failures, but 10 or more often indicate joint system failure due to age and exposure. A1 caulkers are experts at repairing leaks,  replacing entire joint systems, resealing building envelopes and handling all your waterproofing needs. We work with top quality manufacturers to select the best sealant for your application. We remove old caulking and apply the new according to manufacturer specs so that it can be certified for manufacturer warranty. A1 Orange has always guaranteed 100% customer satisfaction.