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How Water Can Damage Your Home

Water can be an extremely damaging natural element. The key to preserving your home during any flooding situation is prompt extraction. The water must be properly removed before mildew and mold begin to form, which happens relatively fast. Homeowners need to be aware of the many ways that water can damage their home and how to remove the water properly.

Water can damage a home via:

  • Natural disaster flooding.

  • Broken water main flooding.

  • Burst pipes inside the house.

  • Overflowing or leaking toilets, tubs, showers, and sinks.

What to do if you encounter water damage:

The cresting of rivers, lakes, and ponds often cause natural disaster flooding. In other situations, hurricanes and excessive rains can cause entire towns to experience flooding. Unfortunately, these situations often have long-lasting damage, and insurance companies are typically called in to help cover home losses and repairs. Remediation companies should also be at the top of the list of people you call when a water disaster occurs.

What water damage will require:

Broken water main flooding can be extensive but short lived. If you are taking water in from a broken main, you must contact the local water company if crews are not already on scene. Once they secure the area and turn off the water, you can call a remediation company to begin removing the water from your home. They will also bring in large industrial fans to start drying all areas that have been impacted by the fast onslaught of water.

How water damage can impact your home:

It is essential to have a plumbing company come out and routinely inspect your pipes, sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers and even your HVAC unit. These appliances are used every day and can experience normal wear and tear and eventually will break down. One example of this happening would be if your whole house humidifier broke down and caused water to leak from the unit. Water leaking from plumbing in bathrooms or kitchens can eventually work its way through floors and drywall and cause irreversible water damage inside the house.

Don’t wait and try to remove any water yourself, time is crucial in situations like these. The faster you call the water damage restoration experts at W.B. Arthur, the faster we can get to work and prevent any major destruction.