The Top 6 causes of Water Damage

Water damage occurs whenever water begins to collect someplace it shouldn’t. No matter what the reason may be, you need to act fast! Contact ServiceMaster for all your water damage restoration needs, and let our team of professionals clean up the mess. Continue reading to learn what the top causes of water damage are in most homes.

1. Leaking Pipes

Pipes can burst or begin leaking due to a number of reason, so keep them in mind when preventing water damage. A backed up toilet, old rusty pipes, and damaged garbage disposal are all examples of issues that can lead to a serious pipe leak. Check for these damages frequently.

2. Plumbing Problems

Doing a periodic check of the pipes under your sink may help you prevent water damage in the future, as many issues happen when the hoses and pipe joints are not fully attached.

3. Basement or Attic Concerns

Dark spaces tend to collect moisture and allow mold to grow freely. Any moisture making its way through the concrete foundation of your home can lead to leaks in your basement. If you have an air leak between your attic and your home, you may be accumulating moisture on the under side of the roof.


4. Broken Household Appliances

As your appliances age, normal wear and tear can begin to escalate past the point of repair. Pipes rust, hoses weaken, and these issues an only lead to water damage in your home. Check up on older appliances, especially washing machines and hot water tanks.


Air conditioners need frequent servicing, and when they are not taken care of properly, they can collect quite a bit of moisture and leak into your home.


6. Weather and Natural Disasters

Flash flooding, storms, and other natural disasters can lead to significant water damage in your home,. Make sure to do every thing you can to prepare for any impending damage.


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