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The Common Causes of Water Damage

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

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The Common Causes of Water Damage

Life isn't possible without the presence of water. Unfortunately, for all its benefits, water can prove to be one of the most destructive forces of nature. When considering all the potential natural disasters that could affect a property, water damage stands the best chance of taking the top position.

Water damage can affect an indoor space on virtually any level. In the event that water creeps into regions of your property where it shouldn't, the floor can warp. Furthermore, water damage inevitably discolors walls, with the buildup of moisture resulting in not only mold formation but also an infestation of vermin. What's worse, the water damage that is not instantly addressed through restoration efforts can weaken the foundation of a structure.

Sadly, the costs related to water damage are deceptively high. You may believe that a single inch of flooding won't burn much of a hole in your wallet. Yet, there are too many instances in which this small concentration causes damages that often cost thousands of dollars to restore and repair. Perhaps the worst part about water damage is the fact that it can occur at any time.

Here is a brief list of some of the common causes of water damage.

Severe Weather Conditions

Various natural disasters like hurricanes and thunderstorms don't occur on a daily basis, but when they do, there is a significant risk of water damage affecting indoor properties. 

Clogged Gutters

A home gutter system is designed to prevent rainwater from seeping into a house. Yet, these often get blocked by various debris over periods of time.

Pipe Leaks

Loose-fitting pipes in kitchens can leak enough water to cause damage to nearby cabinetry. A broken pipe inside the walls could worsen the situation as well. Water damage like leaks can result in huge problems, leading to the formation of entire mold colonies.

A storm, flood or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate action is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is here to help. Call us at (650) 591-4137.

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