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10 Causes (and Solutions) Of Water Damage

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10 Causes (and Solutions) of Water Damage Restoration

  • Basement flooding from storms and hurricanes
    • Solution: Have your sump pump replaced before it fails and causes basement flooding. We also recommend to all of our clients to upgrade to a minimum of 1/2 HP pump and to have a sump pump backup rider on your insurance policy!  If it’s a finished basement we recommend a minimum of $10,000 coverage in case you experience basement water damage.
  • Basement sewage backup
    • Solution: Make sure diapers and wet wipes and paper towels are never flushed down a toilet.  Also toys are a common cause of basement sewage backup and cleanup repair.
  • Sump pump failure
    • Solution: Sometimes it’s not even a large storm but your sump pump just stopped working.  Most sump pumps are designed to only last 3 to 5 years.  It’s best to replace them proactively and have a minimum of a 1/2 HP pump in order to prevent basement flooding cleanup.
  • Appliance failure
    • Solution: Kitchen appliances such as refrigerators with an ice and water dispenser are common sources of water damage cleanup. Make sure your water line is properly installed when when getting a new refrigerator or you move your refrigerator for any reason.
  • Roof Leaks
    • Solution: The best way to prevent water damage from roof is to replace your roof before it starts leaking. Trying to get an “extra year or two” out of an old roof is just asking for water damage repair.  Also make sure you gutters are cleaned out each year and you have proper drainage in your gutters and gutter extenders.
  • Overflowing Toilets & Sinks
    • Solution: Often time when we are called out for water damage from a toilet overflow or sink leaking its because a child was left unattended in a bathroom. A toilet or sink overflowing for just five or ten minutes can create a significant amount of water damage cleanup.
  • Frozen and burst pipes
    • Solution: First make sure your hose bib on the outside of your house has been turned off inside and drained before cold weather and temperatures drop below freezing. Second look for potential under insulated areas of your house like crawlspaces and storage areas that are attached to your home. These are often overlooked by builders and under insulated leading to broken and burst pipes and significant water damage repair.
  • Hot water heater failure
    • Solution: Replace your water heater before it burst.  Inexpensive water heaters are only designed to last 3 to 5 years and higher end models like Bradford White typically last 10 to 12 years. Just like a sump pump this is an item you want to replace proactively in order to prevent basement flooding and cleanup repair.
  • Broken toilet supply line
    • Solution: Make sure your supply line is on tight and if you suspect that its leaking get it serviced by a plumber immediately.  We have been called out to many homes for water damage restoration because of broken supply lines to toilets and they can cause a tremendous amount of water damage in a very short amount of time.
  • Leaking HVAC Unit in attic
    • Solution: Have your HVAC unit serviced each season by a professional HVAC company in your area. If your like most home owners you don’t crawl around your attic and are probably unfamiliar with your unit. Regular maintenance and preventive care will go a long way into preventing water damage from your HVAC unit.

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