Whatever the cause, a flood in your home can be devastating. Water can damage your carpets, your walls, and your belongings. The moisture also provides the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. You should know the potential causes of water damage so you can take steps to prevent it.
The most common causes of water damage in homes include:
One of the most frequent reasons for water damage is a broken, leaking water pipe. A broken water pipe can quickly flood your home. Even a small leak can lead to significant water damage if ignored. If you have a plumbing leak, it needs repair as soon as possible to prevent further water damage.
A faulty washing machine hose can create a disaster for your home. Check your washing machine regularly and ensure that all its components are securely connected. If you notice any leaks, have your washing machine repaired as soon as possible. If your washing machine is older, consider replacing it.
Even a seemingly-minor leak in your water heater can potentially cause a flood in your home. The older your water heater, the higher the potential for leaks. Most water heaters will last for about ten years. Ensure your water heater is in good repair and replace it if it’s more than ten years old.
Many severe storms carry the risk of flooding. Prepare your home for severe weather by making sure your downspouts and rain gutters are clean and free of debris. Have your roof inspected to ensure there are no leaks. You should also check your windows and doors to ensure your caulking is not damaged.
Contact us for water restoration services in Johnson City and throughout the Tri-Cities area. We offer emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.