Water damage in your home isn’t always easy to spot. Pipes and other plumbing components sometimes have small leaks that take a long time to notice, which means that your home is at risk of suffering serious water damage. Other causes are much easier to notice, such as when you have flooding. The following are some of the most common causes of water damage in homes.
1. Clogged Drains
Clogged drains can lead to leaks in the pipes that are connected to them. If you have a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink, check the pipes below them to make sure they’re not leaking.
2. Frozen or Burst Pipes
Pipes that freeze in winter can burst from too much pressure inside them. This can cause flooding and major water damage in your home.
3. Air Conditioning System
Your central air conditioning system can cause leaks inside your home if the drain pan overflows. This can happen when the drain lines become filled with debris.
4. Leak from Outside
Home foundations and exterior walls can develop leaks due to plumbing problems and structural issues. These leaks can cause water to seep inside the walls of your home.
5. Washing Machines and Dishwasher Leaks
These appliances can cause minor or major leaks if they have a broken part or other damage. Having them fixed promptly helps prevent major water damage.
If you have water damage in your home and don’t find it right away, keep in mind that it only takes about 72 hours for mold to begin growing. The longer you’ve had water damage, the more mold you might have growing in your home. This can put you and your family at risk of having health problems, such as respiratory ailments, headaches and potentially serious complications.
If you discover that your home has water damage, contact Prime Mold Removal as soon as possible for safe and reliable mold remediation and water damage restoration services.