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Common Causes of Water Damage

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Putnam County doing our best to get a local elementary school's library back to the kids after a water damage.

Here at SERVPRO of Putnam County we get asked all the time what the most common cause of the water damages we go to. There are actually quite a few answers to this question.

Clogged HVAC Condensate Line

You normally only worry about your HVAC system when it stops heating or cooling. But did you know that your HVAC system can actually flood you entire home? As the unit pulls the moisture out of the home all that moisture has to go somewhere. That somewhere is normally outside the home via the condensate line. If that line is not cleaned out periodically it can and will slowly clog up. Instead of the moisture going out of the house, it will spill out of the drain pan and onto the floor. 

Household Appliances

Hot water heaters, ice maker supply lines, toilet supply lines, and dishwashers are just some of the appliances around your home that can fail at some point. The water will keep running to most of these until you shut the water off, so if you are going out of town it is always a good idea to shut the water off to your home.

Plumbing Issues

Toilet flappers failing is another big one. This will cause the toilet to fill with water constantly. Once your septic tank is full from all the water, the water has only one place to go. Into your home!

Sewer backups are also more common that you would think. This type of water damage can pose a serious health risk and require a professional to clean it up properly.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks can caused by an aging roof, storm damage, or even a roofer who is doing work and failed to dry the roof in properly. However it happens sometimes by the time you discover you have a roof leak it has already been going on for some time. If not dealt with in a timely manner a leaky roof can cause your ceiling to fall and harm the structural integrity of your attic space.

No matter what the cause of your water damage is SERVPRO of Putnam County is here to help you! Call us 24 hours a day at 386-328-8660, and we will be there to help you in your time of need!

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