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Common Causes of Water Damage

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

supply line leak Water damage is a common problem for homeowners, give the professionals a call today.

There are many different causes of water damage. This article will go over some of the most common causes, but no matter what caused your problem it's important to get it taken care of immediately!

Leaks

Leaking pipes, roof leaks and other sources of water damage can be small or large. They may be hidden in walls, floors and roofs as well as other areas of your home. These leaks can cause mold and mildew to grow in your home's structure and belongings. If left unchecked for too long, these problems can become much more costly than if you had taken care of them right away.

Worn out water supply lines

Water supply lines are often overlooked and not replaced until they break. Water supply lines are usually made of plastic, which is prone to cracking and breaking. Frozen water supply lines can burst when the ice thaws, causing flooding and damage inside your home or business. Animals such as rodents may also chew through your water line and cause it to leak or break completely.

Flooding

Flooding is a common cause of water damage, and it can happen in any season. Flooding is most often caused by storms, heavy rains or snow melt. Heavy snows can also cause flooding if they are followed by warmer temperatures that melt the snow quickly.

Flooding can cause significant damage to your home--and even put you at risk for injury or death if you're caught in it!

Ice dams

Ice dams are a common cause of water damage in the winter. When snow melts on your roof and then refreezes, it can form an ice dam that causes water to back up under shingles and drip into your home. This can be prevented by properly insulating the attic and ventilating it, so that warm air rises up into the attic instead of getting trapped there. If you have an older house with no insulation or ventilation in its attic space (or if you've never checked), now's a good time to look into adding some insulation and vents--it'll save you money down the road!

Frozen or burst pipes

When a pipe bursts, it's usually because of outside temperatures. If you live in a climate where the temperature is below freezing for extended periods of time, your pipes may burst. When water freezes inside the walls of your house or apartment building and expands as it freezes, it can cause cracks in the walls or even break through completely.

If you want to avoid this problem altogether make sure all pipes are insulated properly so they don't crack during cold weather (and any other time). Also make sure that there aren't any leaks anywhere in your house. If there are leaks and they aren't fixed right away, then they could lead to bursts later on!

There are many causes of water damage.

Water damage is a common problem for homeowners. If you have water damage, it's important to act quickly. Water can cause mold and mildew, which can be costly to fix in the long run. Additionally, structural problems may occur if the wood in your home starts rotting due to prolonged exposure to moisture.

Water damage can be a very costly and destructive problem. If you suspect that your home is experiencing water damage, it's important to call in professionals who can diagnose the issues and repair them as soon as possible.

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