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A Few Common Causes of Water Damage

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Discover a few of the common cause of home water damage.

As a homeowner, you need to create a safe and healthy environment for everyone staying in your home.  So, it is essential that you prevent water damage at all costs so that you can avoid costly repairs.  When learning to prevent water damage, it is important to know how it exactly forms.  There are few common causes of water damage you should be aware of as a homeowner.

Malfunctioning Household Appliances

It is critical that you are checking your household appliances, such as you’re refrigerator and dishwasher, to see if they are working properly.  Malfunctioning or worm appliances are a leading cause of water damage in homes. The two main appliances to keep an eye on are your washing machine and hot water tank, especially if they are old.  You want to make sure that your pipes are not rusting or leaking.


When it comes to preventing water damage in your home, it is important that you are servicing your HVAC unit on a regular basis.  HVAC units are a common cause of water damage, especially if you do not provide it with proper maintenance. Lack of care to your unit can lead to a build-up of moisture.  Once the moisture cools, it is a place for mold and mildew to form. Make sure that you are getting your unit professionally serviced and inspected.

Leaking or Bursting Pipes

One of the major causes of home water damage is a leaking or bursting pipe.  A pipe can leak or burst for several reasons including unregulated water pressure and uninsulated pipes.  Make sure that you are careful when using a toilet because a clogged one can cause a pipe to burst. It is best to get your pipes inspected on a regular basis especially if you have an older home.

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If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.

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