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Top Reasons for Water Damage in Your Home | SERVPRO® of Brazos Valley

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

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We are so lucky to have such easy access to clean water in our homes that we sometimes take it for granted. It is always right at our fingertips when we turn on a faucet or a hose or even as we clink ice into our glass to chill our drinks. However, all it takes is a single accident or malfunction for that water to end up where it shouldn’t. 

Water damage can happen fast and can be costly if the issue is not caught right away. By recognizing where water disasters happen most frequently, you can take steps to address any issues immediately and save yourself the headache and the cost of recovery.

Appliances That Rely on Water 

If you have been in your home for a few years, chances are at least one appliance in your house has given you trouble. Appliances can be really reliable until all of a sudden they aren’t, and you could be left with a water disaster when you least expect it. Any appliance that uses water to run, like dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters, can be a threat. 

Checking these appliances before each use can help reduce your risk of suffering a malfunction. Visually inspect below and around the appliance for water spots or new puddles. 

If you notice any concerning issues, shut off the connecting water valve, unplug the appliance and then call us. We can come out quickly to investigate and fix the issue so you can avoid soggy drywall, leaky ceilings and warped floors. 

The Threat of Mother Nature

Strong storms and heavy rain can be really unpredictable, and even if you think you are prepared, a single event can take you by surprise. Storms can produce heavy rain that infiltrates into your home via your roof or a leaky window, or strong wind can cause damage that invites water into your home in the aftermath. 

While you can’t completely avoid water damage during a storm if the conditions are that unfavorable, you can prepare as best as you are able. Investing in a sump pump can help pull water away from your foundation to keep your basement dry, and cleaning your gutters regularly can help avoid roof damage that leads to water seeping down your walls. 

Where Our Water Damage Restoration Team Comes In

We are trained to handle whatever water damage situation you encounter, so call us right away. Our team knows that timing is of the essence when it comes to water issues, so we jump into action quickly to create a plan and get to your house. We will expertly dry up the water while we investigate the initial cause of the leak or malfunction, and then we will take the necessary steps towards fixing the issue so it doesn’t happen again. 

Once everything is dry and repaired, we can turn our attention to any walls, floors or ceilings that need to be repaired. We use our specialized equipment to identify any lingering moisture and then we will tackle these repairs as well. No water disaster is too large or too destructive for us to handle!

Timing is everything when it comes to water damage. Call SERVPRO of Brazos Valley right away when you discover a water disaster in your home.

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