Common Causes of Water Damage
With the year coming to a close, SERVPRO of Sugar Land has compiled a list of the leading causes of water emergency list. These different appliances may trigger water outlets due to the connection of the water supply line. It is important to understand that water damages that occur may possibly spread past a room and create larger damages throughout one's home. A few common water leaking sources are as follow:
Worn out hoses, especially if you are using an older washing machine, the gasket hose can become brittle over time and cause a leak. It is important to do a maintenance check every once in a while, to reduce any water damages.
Over time, the water supply line in a dishwasher may degrade. This can lead to water leaking into enclosed areas under the appliance and rupturing entirely. Check this line twice a year by removing the kick plate at the front of the dishwasher and using a flashlight to inspect the space and surrounding areas. If the area is wet with no explanation, this should be taken as a red flag.
A loose-fitting whether it be under the sink or behind an appliance can erode over the years causing a pool of water. If this is something that is encountered, call a plumber immediately.
Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. A clogged toilet could potentially cause water to back up into the shower or sink and can contain sewer water that is extremely dangerous that is contaminated with raw sewage and bacteria in it. Immediate response is critical especially when water damage strikes.
Being prepared can help prevent a disastrous situation. By regularly checking on these areas, you will help avoid any catastrophic damages. SERVPRO of Sugar Land is faster to any sized disaster, and we are here to help 24/7/365 to make it "Like it never even happened."