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Knowing The Common Sources Of Water Damage

water damage restoration bakersfieldWhen it comes to water damage restoration, Alert Disaster has dealt with it all. From small water leaks to major flood damage, regardless of the size or scope we can get it restored. There are so many different potential sources of water damage in your Bakersfield home, and over the years these have been some of the most common causes we have seen:

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  1. Leaky Pipes: As pipes leak over time, or if pressure inside them builds up too high and they burst, they can leave you in need of water damage restoration. As pipes age over time, they become more susceptible to leaks due to rust and build up inside the pipes. Corroded pipes should be checked and even replaced to prevent major leaks and water damage from occurring. Be sure to check cabinets under sinks for any signs of water leaking, and be proactive about the condition of the pipes housing the water supply to and through your home so you can prevent and catch water damage sooner.
  2. Plumbing Issues: There are fixtures that use plumbing all throughout our homes from sinks to toilets to appliances, just to name a few. The plumbing that runs both to and from all these fixtures are common causes of water damage. Since the majority of the plumbing in your home is located under floors and behind walls, it can be hard to see when leaks are occurring until they become major issues. However, there are signs you should be aware of that indicate the plumbing system in your home is stressed. First, slow drainage in sinks often indicated a problem or build up in the drain and plumbing line. To prevent this, be sure to clean your drains regularly and when you do notice slow drainage, address it right away. Clogged toilets can cause water to overflow and flood your  bathroom, which can create quite the mess for water damage restoration. Be sure to only flush toilet paper, in small amounts, down the toilet to prevent clogs. It is important to be attentive to and to act accordingly to any plumbing issues you may have in your home so you can help prevent major water damage.
  3. Appliance Malfunctions: Last, but definitely not least, malfunctioning appliances are a very common cause of water damage. Appliances like dishwashers and washing machines have water supply hoses that supply water to and from the appliance when in use. These hoses can slip, become loosened at connections, and even spring leaks over time, resulting in water damage restoration to return your home to normal. Be sure that water supply hoses are connected tightly, are positioned correctly, and are not kinked or blocked or squished. In order to avoid leaks form deterioration, it is a good idea to consider replacing these hoses every 3-5 years. We also suggest to follow manufacturer’s guidelines on proper usage, detergents or soaps, and maintenance for all your appliances to keep them functioning optimally and reduce the risk of water damage.

While you can never fully prevent your Bakersfield home from needing water damage restoration, you can be more aware of common causes and what you can do to combat them. That being said, when you need water damage restoration services in your home, no matter the source, size, or scope of the damage, call Alert Disaster right away.