What Causes Water Damage To Homes And Businesses?

There are many different reasons why homes and businesses suffer water damage. Understanding the most common causes can help you take precautions to protect your property. Check out our Facebook Page for more tips. Damaged Pipes Leaking or burst pipes are the most common cause of water damage in both residential and commercial properties. Typically, the reason for the leak is a blockage causing extra pressure in the pipes. The culprit for this is often a blocked drain or toilet. Be vigilant for any signs of a pressure build up in the plumbing system, for example problems in the water flow from a tap. Calling in a plumber to check your pipes may seem costly, but in the long term it will be cheaper and less inconvenient than dealing with water damage. If the property is relatively old, also be mindful of the fact that pipes and plumbing joins can deteriorate over the time. Make a habit of checking for leaks in obvious areas, such as under the sink, on a regular basis. Plumbing issues … [Read more...]