There are many different ways that water damage can occur. There’s not enough space to go over every single one in a solitary post. Nonetheless, the list below is a somewhat comprehensive list of the common causes of water damage. For help dealing with water damage from any one of the problems, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Five Valleys Restoration and Cleaning in Missoula for help.
Water Damage From A Leaky Roof
A leaky roof is a serious problem that should not be overlooked. Make sure you repair any missing or damaged shingles right away before water has the chance to sneak in through your roof.
Water Damage From Running Toilets
Running toilets are more than just annoying and expensive. When the toilet has a leak at the same time, it can ruin floors and walls. The good news is that once you identify the problem with the running toilet or the link it is relatively simple to fix.
Water Damage From Leaky Washing Machine
Your washing machine quickly fills with water because its supply lines are under constant pressure. Older rubber or PVC lines wear out and rupture, and that failure turns the laundry room into a flood zone. Avoid this potential mess by replacing old lines with braided stainless steel.
Water Damage From Garbage Disposal Floods Cabinets
When a garbage disposal goes, it can go out with a splash. A broken garbage disposal has the potential to flood your cabinets with a disgusting mixture of dirty food, garbage, and water. This can also become a problem if there is a small leak in the disposal since it can go unnoticed in your cabinets for a long time.
Water Damage From Air Conditioners
The AC pulls humidity out of the air and condenses moisture into the unit’s overflow pan so that water travels outside through the condensate line. This drainage system quits working if the pan is damaged or the line is clogged. The results are soggy insulation and soaked ceilings.
Water Damage From Burst Pipes
Burst pipes are one of the most destructive sources of water damage. Because of all the water than runs through pipes, even a small leak can lead to a large amount of water flooding into your home. This is especially true during the winter when pipes have the tendency to freeze and burst.
Water Damage From Backed Up Sewer Lines
This is a serious problem that you should not handle on your own. Backed-up sewers are typically caused by blockage or heavy rainfall and can quickly spread dangerous contaminants throughout your home.
Water Damage From Backed Up Drains
A blocked up tub or sink is enough of a nuisance, but it becomes much more so when it perpetuates flooding. This happens because the clogged drain can result in your basement being filled with floodwater.
No matter how your home is affected by water damage, our team of water damage restoration technicians at Five Valleys Restoration and Cleaning in Missoula is here to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for any of your water damage restoration needs.