Some Causes of Water Damage
There are many ways in which water damage can occur in your home. Many of which results in an expensive solution if the damage is not properly diagnosed or repaired. Water damage doesn’t always come from a torrential rainfall. It can simply be a leaky pipe or from faulty manufacturing in your home. It is important that you know how to find water damage in your home, how it was caused and how to fix it.
Water damage can be caused by a collection of rainwater around the foundation of your home, during the wet seasons, which if unattended by your sump pump can lead to damage around the foundation and the possibility of mold growth.
The failure of your sump pump could also lead to significant water damage. During a rainstorm or even a snowstorm if your sump pump is not working properly the water buildup could spill into your basement causing unforeseen expenditures, time and stress to fix.
Water Damaged Pipes
Damaged pipes may be the most common cause of water damage. Whether from your dishwasher, tub, shower, sinks, toilet, or water heater, any pipe that runs through your house has the possibility of developing a leak. If that leak isn’t caught in time, it can cause a significant amount of water damage. The problem with this is most of the time we do not know if there is a damaged pipe because we cannot see them inside walls and ceilings. By inspecting your walls to see if there is a discoloration, mold growing or softness to the wall you will instantly know there may be a pipe that has been leaking for some time but never discovered until the damage has already been done.
Another cause of water damage could be the lack of maintenance to household appliances like a heater or air conditioning system. If these are not properly cleaned or repaired, the chances of water damage and mold increase greatly.
If you have water damage, call Restoration Local 24/7 at 1-888-443-3110 for a free estimate! They are trained and experienced in how to find and fix any kind of water damage. Our experts can also help you prevent future water damage that ends up hurting your home and your wallet.