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Keeping your Carmel home free from water damage is an impossible task because there are so many potential sources of water damage. However, being aware of the most common causes of water damage can help you take the proper steps to help prevent water damage from occurring in the first place. Here are just a few common causes of water damage in homes that you should watch out for:
Pipes that leak or burst are one of the most common culprits of water damage. Too much pressure in pipes causes increased strain, which most often leads to bursts. Pipes will also begin to corrode and rust as they age so old pipes are more prone to leaks. Check your pipes regularly for leaks and signs of corrosion, and monitor the water pressure going into your home in order to reduce the risk of water damage from leaking pipes.
There are a number of household appliances that use water, and each one poses a threat to cause water damage in your home.
When drains get clogged, water will backup. Water flows the path of least resistance, and when it has nowhere to go it ends up flooding over into any available space. Toilets will overflow when clogged also, and no one wants to deal with sewage water damage restoration in their home. You can install drain catchers to help keep debris from going down the drain and causing clogs. Slow draining is a common sign of a blockage or buildup, so you should get it checked before it turns into a clog. If you can’t get a clog to resolve, call a professional to prevent water damage and high restoration costs in your home.
It is important to be aware of potential causes of water damage in your home and to take the necessary steps to help prevent it. That being said, when your home in Carmel needs water damage restoration, no matter what the source of the damage is, call Total Restoration right away.