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What Can Cause Water Damage?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Ceramic toilet in a white tiled bathroom Toilets are essential, but they can also cause quite a bit of damage!

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are staying in our homes. While you’re home, it’s a great time to inspect your home to prevent potential water damages. After all, these incidents can be expensive to clean up and restore. Unless you’re familiar with what can cause water damage in your home, it can seem like a lot of ground to cover. That’s why we’re going to share some of the most common culprits.

  • Water heaters. Everyone loves a hot shower, but nobody loves hot water all over their floor and in multiple rooms. Yet water heaters are frequently behind the water damages we clean up. Often these appliances leak due to age-induced cracks, but they have also been known to burst due to various factors.
  • Roof leaks. Rain can happen any time, and if your home has any cracks or other weaknesses, you may find it inside your home as well. Roofs are one of the most common places to find structural damage, and it’s often a source for water damage during a storm. Check your roof and patch any spots that may pose a problem later.
  • Toilet Overflows. While it’s not often that toilets backup and overflow, it can happen, and it’s sometimes with disastrous results. Overflows can flood multiple rooms and can even cause flooding to subsequent floors. Even worse, contaminated water can even pose serious health risks.

Appliances, fixtures, storms, and other things can contribute to water damage at your home. There’s no fail-safe way to prevent water damages, but the risk can be significantly reduced if you take the proper precautions. If you do have water damage, our team is always available to help.

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