5 Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage

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5 Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage



Even if you have never experienced water damage in your home it is a good idea to be knowledgeable enough to prevent it from occurring.



  1. Over flowing or clogged toilet.

A small toilet issue can cause major damage to your home and the mess will be atrocious. Whether it’s the flush valve or the tank inspect your toilet for any worn or damaged materials and consider replacing them.

  1. Bursting or leaking pipes.

This can be in your bathroom or the kitchen, old pipes when they are blocked can

Burst. It is good to make sure your garbage disposal is properly working and

there aren’t any large objects or food clogging the drains.

  1. Home appliance malfunction.

Any appliance connected to water has the risk of causing water damage, namely   your dishwasher, laundry machine, and water heater. If you notice any hoses looking worn, replace them. If any of the appliances are slightly malfunctioning, call a repair technician to check for potential problems.

  1. Roof leaks.

Your home’s roof doesn’t last forever and, even if it looks like it’s in good condition, there may be holes developing. If your roof is more than ten years old, consider hiring a licensed roofer to check for any damage or potential problems.

  1. Natural Disaster.

Depending on where you live, natural disasters can cause water damage. While you can’t prevent an earthquake or severe storm from happening, you can make sure your appliances are solidly in place and that your roof and pipes are in good condition.

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