An RV can be one of our biggest investments next to a home and our vehicles. When it comes to looking after your RV, regular inspection and maintenance is the key.
Can I fix my RV water damage myself?
The sooner you identify an issue, especially water damage, the better.
The first thing you may notice is discolouration of a ceiling or wall panel. Or it might be a musty odour when you enter. Either way these are not good signs and it may already be worse than you think. There are many factors that come into play when it comes to water damage in your RV. Is it a leaky roof, and if so what’s the cause? Could be poor workmanship on installed solar panels, a leaky vent or seam because the dicor sealant has come loose, or could it be you caught a branch and dragged it across the rubber roof membrane on one of your camping trips? Or, is it from neglect or just having your unit parked in a harsh environment?
Water will always follow the path of least resistance and it is relentless. If your unit is leaking, depending on the amount of moisture and the location it can be very damaging to your unit. This could mean reconstruction of roof trusses, roof sheeting, wall reconstruction and replacement of the rubber roof, insulation and even the flooring in some cases.
Another issue that is common is water damage due to a plumbing problem. This could be a burst pipe or water tank from not winterizing properly. Also, a connection of water lines could come loose or the water pump gasket may get worn out.
How much does it cost to repair water damage?
None of these issues are good news for you as the owner. A lot of people think they want to tackle these jobs themselves until they really get into it and realize they need professional help with all the different components and processes required to do the job correctly. Save yourself time, money and the hassle and call Swift RV Repairs for all your water damage and reconstructions issues. No job is too big or too small for our licensed/certified and experienced RV technicians to handle. 403-919-4911