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How Does Water Damage Start? | SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

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Water damage is always frustrating, but especially if the leak has been happening for some time and has traveled to multiple different areas of your home. As it leaks, it can compromise walls, floors and ceilings and the lingering moisture can start to impact your indoor air quality. 

Taking preventive steps toward reducing your risk of water damage can help your home stay cozy and dry year-round. 

Common Water Damage Reasons

Water is all around you all the time! It is constantly flowing through pipes behind your walls, out of faucets to wash your hands or is slowly freezing into those ice cubes that will eventually be chilling your evening drink. Because of that, the threat of water damage is always constant in your home. 

A busted dishwasher, loose water line connection or deteriorating seal can pose serious water troubles. Even appliances that rely on water to function can experience issues if water gets into electrical components and causes damage. 

Water damage isn’t just limited to home accidents either. Mother Nature can be brutal at times and introduce heavy rain and other precipitation that can sneak into our homes. A simple clogged gutter or tiny roof crack can invite water into your attic that leaks down your walls. 

Can I Stop Water Damage From Occurring?

While you can’t completely prevent water damage from occurring, you can take steps within your own home to reduce your risk significantly. Create a routine maintenance plan that includes checking your pipes, seals and water lines from time to time. 

Catching a seal that is about to pop or a connection that has loosened more than it should have can help you avoid water disasters, and the routine maintenance can help protect the longevity of the equipment in your home. 

Check for water spots or moisture behind and beneath your appliances from time to time and run your hands along your window panes after storms to catch any new or emerging leaks. 

If you start to smell a musty or earthy odor, follow your nose and don’t stop looking until you find the mold infestation. Chances are that there is also a water leak somewhere that needs to be addressed. 

An ounce of prevention is worth it when it comes to avoiding serious water damage situations, but we are here for you if you ever do suffer a water disaster. Our team will dry up your space, tackle repairs and ensure your property is restored to your satisfaction as fast as possible. 

You deserve a faster restoration after suffering water damage. Call SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties today.

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