Likely Sources Of Water Damage In Your HomeOct 12, 2018
One of the most difficult aspects of water damage prevention within the home is that it can happen just about anywhere. However, there are certain parts of your home that are more likely to be the source of water damage. To prevent water damage in your home, these are the areas that you want to focus on. Our team of professional restoration technicians at Hudson Valley DKI in Newburgh deals with the aftermath and cleanup of water damage every day, and the vast majority of water damage they see comes from these sources. Here are a few of the listed below:
Bursting Or Leaking Pipes-
Well-functioning pipes are an essential part of a home running and working properly. When they are working well, you don’t even notice them, but when they fail and burst you can be in serious trouble. Hopefully, a pipe doesn’t just burst outright, but leaks instead. You can check your water meter to see if there have been any unusual increases in your water unsafe to detect this. If your pipes burst, it won’t take you long to notice, and you should contact a restoration company right away.
Depending on the appliance, a lot of water can cycle through them. This is especially true with dishwashers and washing machines. If one of these malfunctions they could easily flood your home within a matter of minutes. To prevent this, you should make sure your appliances are all functioning properly and not too old.
A running toilet doesn’t just cost you unnecessary money on your water bill, it can also cause a leak that will damage your tile and maybe even flood your basement. Luckily, a running toilet is easy to identify so if you do hear your toilet running you should take action to fix the problem immediately to save money on your water bill and prevent any flooding in your home.
Clogged drains aren’t just annoying, they also cause water damage (and mold growth) if left unchecked. If your toilet is clogged, it means that not only can you not use the toilet, but you will likely also experience water backing up into the shower, sinks, or bathroom floor. Sewer water is extremely dangerous because it contains raw sewage and bacteria, and must be cleaned up by a professional. If your kitchen sink drain is backing up, you can experience sink overflow and subsequent damages to your kitchen flooring and cabinetry. Make sure to seek professional help when experiencing frequent drain clogs so you don’t have to deal with water damage to your home on top of the clog
At the end of the day, simply no one has enough time to thoroughly check every single part of their home for all potential sources of water damage. However, you can stay on top of all the major causes listed above. If you do suffer from water damage despite your best preparation, though, don’t hesitate to contact us at Hudson Valley DKI in Newburgh for water damage cleanup.