What Are The Most Common Leaks That Cause Water Damage In Your Home?
Water damage is a serious problem and when it is left untreated it can lead to some serious headaches. Some of the issues that water damage leads to is mold and mildew which can cause health concerns to the people that are living in the home. Many people are under the impression that a small leak does not need to be treated and unless there is a big leak you don’t need to do a whole lot. The most common leaks that occur in a home need to be treated immediately and that should be done by a professional water damage restoration company.
American Hometown Services has a list of the most common causes of water damage in your home and what you can do to restore and repair it.
Leaky Kitchen, Bathtub & Shower Faucets: Your home is full of faucets and each one of them has a pipe that leads to the water that comes in the house and out of the faucet. The water is stopped when the faucet is turned in the off position. Water faucets can lead to a leak when one of the rubber gaskets gets broken or dried out. It can also be caused when a pipe bursts or leaks and they usually lead to a slow leak under a cabinet that can go unnoticed for some time. The water can soak into the wood under the cabinet and cause it to warp and also can start to grow mold.
Water Heaters Leaking from Top or Bottom: Although a water heater has been manufactured to last a good ten years they do tend to go out and many times the warning signs are so subtle that you may not have even noticed. There can be signs that it is on its way out when the water does not stay warm as long as it used to. When the water heater goes out it is a tank that is full of water and that water has to go somewhere. That somewhere is usually in your home or basement. The water damage from a malfunctioning water heater can be extensive and can cause a serious amount of damage.
Refrigerator & Appliance Leaks: If you have an appliance such as an ice maker, refrigerator, dishwasher or washing machine, you could have a leak that leads to water damage. When the water line that leads to the appliance springs a leak the water will start to leak out and can lead to water damage and mold growth.