Water Rain Leak Testing Doors in Los Angeles
Doors are oftentimes one of the easiest ways that water can enter into the building. The simple fact that they are literally designed to open and close, makes a door entrance a likely place for water to enter, and easily. Water leak testing is in most cases the only way to investigate moisture intrusion issues here in Los Angeles.
The older some of these doors get the more deteriorated the weatherstripping becomes making them vulnerable to moisture intrusion. In some cases and depending on the door type, rain leaks can derive from places like the frame or installation or frame. Understanding how door systems operate and are installed makes water rain leak testing more effective.
Moisture leak investigations for panoramic door systems in Los Angeles
Panoramic doors are getting more and more popular here in Los Angeles. Companies like Fleetwood, Otiima, Panoramic Door Company, La Cantina, and Western Window Systems just to name a few. These types of door systems require special installation because of their large size. Most times accommodations should be made for subsurface drainage which most of these systems require. With so many types of doors, the installations although similar and not the same.
How do we water test these doors to find water leaks?
In some cases, moisture intrusion can come happen as a result of a poor installation. That's not to say rain leaks can't come from the product itself, but in either case, water that doesn't drain as intended can result in damage to the interior of your building. This is where water intrusion testing like the type we perform can come in handy. We've tested countless numbers of sliding and swinging door systems here in Los Angeles. In this case, we understand how these systems are installed and thus, understand where their weaknesses lie which makes our testing more successful.
How to order a rain leak test for your door system in Los Angeles.
Let us know who makes the door.
Identify the door manufacturer.
Measure the opening of the door top to bottom and side to side.
Measure the door opening.
Make sure you take lots of pictures of the leaking areas of the door.
Take pictures of the leaking area.
Door systems: Water testing for leaks.
Testing for water leaks in doors involves a few steps. You can visually inspect the seals and weather stripping for any signs of wear or damage. Then, use a special spray wand and spray water along the door’s edges and center, while someone observes from the inside for any signs of water ingress. It helps identify potential leak points that might need sealing or repairs. Of course water leak testing door systems does require a professional who has performed these types of tests numerous times before.
It should be noted that a water hose is not the preferred method for water leak testing doors of any manufacturer of system. Water hoses should never be used to water test doors, walls, roofs, or windows. The amount of water volume and pressure is simply far to much for most door systems to handle and the use of a water hose may simply force a water leak.