5 Common Causes of Home Water Damage - Most People Forget About Number 3

January 22, 2021

Water damage occurs to around 40% of homeowners. However, over 90% of water damage can be prevented with understanding the causes and prevention of water damage. Water damage is not only costly, but it can also pose a health threat to your family. Therefore, Onsite Restoration likes to educate our clients to help them with preventing future water damage.Keep reading to learn about the 5 most common causes of water damage.

1. Damaged Pipes

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Pipe damage is especially likely to occur in older homes. Pipe bursts can be prevented by keeping an eye out for stains, cracks, and other signs of moisture on your ceilings or floors.If you locate a leak in your home, there may be water damage in other areas of your home as well, so it’s important not to ignore these signs. For water damage that isn’t visible, you may notice an increase in your water bills.Moreover, don’t forget to check the areas where water leaks can accumulate and may not be clearly visible such as cabinets and attics.The professional restoration technicians at Onsite Restoration Tampa knows exactly what to look for when it comes to water damage. Call Us!

2. Natural Disasters

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Tampa Bay is no stranger to experiencing the effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes and heavy rainfall. Hurricanes and other natural disasters such as thunderstorms can cause an excessive amount of water to come into your home. 

A flood alarm can assist with protecting your home from a natural disaster. Another tip is to make sure you’re aware of where your water main is and how to shut it off when you’re leaving for an extended period of time.When Florida’s harsh weather has you noticing leaks in your home, act fast and contact the water damage experts at Onsite Restoration!

3. Clogged Drains

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Dirt, grease, and hair can all accumulate into the drains. If the drains become clogged, this can contribute to adverse health effects.Clogged drains can even affect other areas of your home if left untreated. For instance, if you have a clogged toilet, this can lead to becoming backed up in your sink. A clogged toilet can even contribute to warped wall support and floor boards.To help prevent this from occurring, you can pour boiling water down your drains to break up grease, soap scum, and debris.Homeowners always seem to forget about their clogged drains or don’t think it could lead to a bigger issue. Onsite Restoration will get your property back to pre-loss condition after a clogged drain turns into devastating water damage!

4. Appliances

The older that appliances get, the more susceptible they are to damage. This is typically due to their pipes rusting and hoses weakening.To prevent buildup in your dishwasher that may cause leaks, every month you can run about a quart of vinegar through your dishwasher. Use a washing machine valve shutoff kit to prevent leaks as well.To prevent refrigerator leaks, you can ensure your refrigerator is well insulated and inspect it regularly for leaks.As Tampa’s preferred restoration company, we also service Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Gibsonton and other surrounding cities. Check out our reviews to see what they have to say!

5. Sump Pump Issues

Yes, Florida homes have sump pumps; or at least homes built after 1987.If your sump pump stops working, this can lead to flooding, mold, and bacteria issues. Make sure your sump pump is properly working by ensuring that it stands upright, and that the discharge pipe’s vent hole is cleared.The outlets on the pipes should be drained at least six feet away, as well as being joint tightly.Let the IICRC water damage restoration professionals at Onsite Restoration assist you with your water damage insurance claim.

Tampa’s Trusted Water Restoration Company

When you choose Onsite Restoration for your water remediation project, we will exceed your expectations. Our general contractor has over 14 years of experience working on both residential and commercial water restoration projects.We specialize in water damage, water mitigation, fire damage and storm damage from minor issues to total home losses! We are also state-licensed, insured, IICRC certified and a veteran-owned restoration company.Our Tampa Bay contractors and certified technicians provide professional and clear communication when it comes to your water remediation project. Onsite Restoration works with insurance claims as well, partnering with public adjusters, we work for you, not your insurance company.Ready to schedule your water damage consultation?Contact us at 813-579-5789 / contact@onsiteresidential.com

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