Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home

The last thing you want to deal with is water damage in your home, so here are some common causes to help you prevent this from happening.

The last thing you want to deal with is water damage in your home, so here are some common causes to help you prevent this from happening.

Water damage is a result of excess moisture accumulating in places that it shouldn’t, such as your home and basement. It’s not always easy to spot water damage because it can start behind your walls or present itself in the form of small wall cracks that you may not pay attention to. Here are some common causes of water damage in the home to help you prevent it from occurring.

Damaged/Rusted Pipes

If a pipe bursts or leaks in your home, it can cause a lot of water to accumulate. You want to be sure to replace damaged or rusted pipes to prevent this from happening. When drains and toilets become clogged, it can also lead to pressure in pipes, causing it to burst.

Plumbing Issues

Problems with plumbing can be tricky because it can occur inside the walls, making it hard to detect. If pipe joints become loose or disconnected, it can cause plumbing issues, leading to leaks and water damage. To prevent this, check under your sink every so often to make sure there’s no leaks or water spots around the pipes.

Basements, Attics, Crawl Spaces, Oh My!

These three areas are more prone to water damage than other parts of the home. Crawl spaces tend to be dark and damp which can cause mold to grow and even lead to structural damage. There is a lot of condensation between the attic and the home that can cause moisture to build up under the roof. If moisture is able to get through the foundation of your home, it can lead to leaks in the basement.

Household Appliances

Surprisingly, faulty appliances can lead to some water damage. The pipes attached to them can crack or rust. Appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers have a lot of parts that deteriorate over time which can cause some water damage. Washing machines and hot water tanks are the appliances that are most likely to cause water damage in the home.

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