Water Leak Repair Service for Cars, Trucks and SUV’s
Aside from getting you wet, water leaks can and do cause several other issues ranging from an annoying mildew odor to immense electrical problems. It isn’t uncommon to have a minor water leak to go unnoticed for a long period of time because the carpet in a vehicle has a felt insulation pad beneath it which maybe 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Add the 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness of the carpet to it and it means that by the time you see water pooling up on your floor above the carpet it’s typically an inch deep or more.
If you feel you need an umbrella for your car, truck or SUV to drive it in the rain, diagnosing and repairing water leaks is another of one of the many services we offer here at Phoenix Glass.The majority of customers come to us with what they feel is a leaking windshield, side glass, quarter glass or rear back glass window. Truth be told the windows are notusually the source of their water leaks. If we look at 10 suspected windshield water leaks only about 1 or 2 of them actually turn out to be the windshield and the same goes for side, quarter and rear back glass windows. There are numerous other paths water can take to enter your vehicle such as body seams, OnStar antennas, door seals, third brake lights and tail lights just to name a few. Due to the construction of most cars, trucks and SUV’s many of these leaks will exit at the top of one or more of the windows such as your windshield or back glass. In others all that’s seen is water pooling above the carpet.
Another down side to a water leak in your car or truck or SUV is that a water leak can also cause your vehicles body panels to rust from the inside out which can have an affect on the structural integrity of the vehicles body. In the event of an accident it could lead to serious injury or even death and at the very least some very expensive auto body repairs.
A mildew odor in your car, truck or SUV can be one of the tell tail signs of a water leak. The odor is usually generated by mold that grows in your carpet and its padding and can cause some serious health issues. In the beginning to combat an odor problem in a vehicle most people will purchase an air freshener which only masks the real problem and can bring about many other problems. Many commercially available air fresheners on the market contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene, and phenol which can and do cause some very serious physical and, believe it or not, psychological health issues for people. There are some natural air fresheners that are people, as well as animal, friendly such as unscented baking soda and natural (preferably organic) potpourri that are safe to use. The best thing you can do when you find an odor in your car or truck is find the problem and have it remedied as soon as you can.