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4 Common Causes of Water Damage

Learn the Roots of Waterlogged

Water damage, such as gradual and/or partial floor failure, is graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Mold growth and structural damage can result from this. Waterlogged can be repaired in some cases by trained and experienced repair professionals. However, there are four water failure or damage causes that everyone should be aware of.

Leaks in your Plumbing System

The most common cause is a leak at any point in the plumbing system. Leaks are common when pipes rust, resulting in corrosion. Water leaks can also be caused by high water pressures, leaking pipe joints, extreme temperatures, and broken water connectors.

Clogged Gutters

The gutter system on your home is designed to direct rainwater away from the structure. However, gutters frequently become clogged over time by leaves, branches, and other types of debris. When this happens, rainwater cannot properly drain away from your property and instead overflows the edges of your gutters, runs down the side of the house, and causes water damage to the ceiling, walls, and floors.

Backup Drains and Toilets

When the toilet backs up, the water can overflow and damage the floor. This makes a mess in the house, and it can happen when you least expect it. Drains in your kitchen sink, bathroom floor, and bathtub can also become clogged for a variety of reasons. Hair, grease, toiletries, dirt, and even toys, and other foreign objects can clog the drainpipe. Clogged drains can easily back up and cause flooding and water failure inside your home if not addressed immediately.

Water Overflow

Water overflow is another source of damage that can occur when you forget to turn off sinks or tub faucets. Water overflow can cause extensive damage to your floors and carpets, as well as mold growth inside your home.

These are just a few of the most common causes of water failure or damage in Matthews, NC homes. If you are dealing with a different type of water damage, please contact us at Disaster Restoration Inc. Call (704) 980-0796 today and let us handle the job.

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