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How to Prevent Residential Water Damage

Summer in Kansas can bring about heavy rains and severe storms. Large amounts of water in a short amount of time can lead to high levels in lakes, rivers, and even sewers. Without proper drainage in place the extra water has nowhere to go and can lead to flooding.

The thought of water damage in the home is enough to make homeowners panic. Water damage can mean major issues that may not even be covered by home insurance policies. This is why it is important to understand the common causes of water damage and steps you can take to prevent it from occurring in your home.

Top 5 Common Causes of Residential Water Damage 

Water damage can be attributed to many factors. Some can be controlled and others can be monitored and prevented as best as possible. Here are the most common causes of water damage and steps to take to keep water from leaking into your home.

  1. Various plumbing problems. This ranks number one in the world of water damage. Plumbing problems are caused by leaky pipes which happen due to a number of different problems. During the winter, pipes can freeze over due to extreme temperatures. Since pipes are not exposed, minor leaks can go unnoticed for long periods of time. If you notice sagging areas of drywall, or mold growing in a concentrated area, it could be the sign of a leaky pipe  A professional mold remediation company is necessary to assist with any amount of mold for safety reasons. They will find the cause of the mold,putting a stop to it before more damage can occur.
  2. Leaky appliances. Dishwashers are an amazing convenience, but they can lead to leaks and flooding if not properly maintained. Check hoses and tubes once every six months for damage and normal wear and tear. Inspect the connections of hose and water source closely. Don't forget to check all tubes for cracks. If you notice anything that looks suspicious, address it quickly and replace it. A new hose or fastener is less expensive than dealing with a major water catastrophe! Remember, it isn't just dishwashers - check your washing machines and ice makers as well.
  3. Ceiling damage. Problems are two fold when dealing with ceiling damage. Not only do you need to worry about repairing the ceiling itself, but water can pour inside your home, soaking anything in its path. Checking your roof regularly for holes or potential problems can save you from water damage in your attic, eventually leading to ceiling damage, which can present itself in different ways.
  4. Clogged HVAC Systems. When was the last time your HVAC system was checked by a professional? Did you know that your HVAC system has the potential to hold large amounts of water if pipes become clogged? And you guessed it - clogged pipes can cause water backups. With no where for the water to go but out, that excess water will find its way into your home, flooding areas wherever your HVAC system is installed. Have your system checked periodically and prevent HVAC leaks.
  5. Rain and other weather. As we discussed earlier, rain and heavy snow can lead to excess water. In Kansas, we experience our share of crazy weather - and some can cause major damage to local homes. Rivers overflow, snow creates heavy drifts that can cause structural damage, and eventually these issues can turn into bigger problems like major flooding, mold issues, or structural damage. 

Call Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair

​When water damage hits, Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair is here to help. Our services are available in Topeka, Manhattan, Salina, and surrounding areas. We specialize in water and sewer damage, hardwood floor dying, and mold remediation. We also provide residential waterproofing services to help prevent water damage from occurring.

Call us for more information and to schedule clean up services today - we're ready and waiting to help.

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