How to Tell What Water Damage Needs to Be Repaired
Water damage is a problem around the world. In Highland Village, Texas, two weeks ago, we experienced two different incidents of water damage. One involved flooding. The other had to do with overflowing toilets and leaking fixtures. Water damage control should always be considered when plumbing issues arise.
What caused the water damage?
Low water pressure can cause water damage. On both occasions, the water was coming from different sources; high water pressure from a leaking hot water tank and low water pressure due to storm water running off the roof. Both situations created significant flooding. Water extraction services were called in to control the situation.
Water damage can occur in a number of places inside the house.
Typical water problems include leaking gas and sewer lines, leaking washing machines, leaking toilet tanks, leaking faucets, leaking appliances, sump pumps, and more. Leaking appliances and pipes are a major concern. If there is a leak, it is important to repair it right away. It is a good idea to contact a plumber before the situation gets worse.
A leaking toilet can be very dangerous.
Plumbing is a serious issue that should never be overlooked. Low water pressure can cause a toilet to leak. This could result in flooding in your home. A faulty toilet may also leak because of improper installation. There are many reasons why a toilet might leak.
Water damage also causes flooding in the kitchen.
Water in the kitchen can lead to ruining food, drying out food, and turning it bad. Leaking pipes or leaking roofs can be frustrating when they occur during a busy day. You may need to call a plumber right away. In most cases, a plumber will arrive within one hour after you call to give you an estimate on how much work it will take to fix your water damage and flooding problems.
Water damage can occur in the garage.
It is common for cars to leak during hot days. When you come home, you may notice a small pool of water near the rear of your vehicle. This is a leak from the car’s cooling system. When the temperature goes above 100 degrees, the coolant level in a car begins to rise. As the level rises, it pushes a column of coolant through the pipe line and causes the line to become wet.
Another common water leak comes from the sump pump. It is common for homeowners to leave the sump pump turned on and not pay close attention to what is going on with it. When you notice a small leak under your sink, you should turn the machine off immediately and move your home to a safer location.
There are many other things that can cause water damage. If you notice water damage in your home or in your yard, you should call a professional immediately. A professional will be able to assess the damage to your home and make any necessary repairs. You can learn more about preventing water damage by registering for a free guidebook.
When you have a leak in your home, it is imperative that you repair it as soon as possible. Leaks can cause mold and mildew to grow. In extreme cases, this can lead to health risks and even structural damage to your home. Look for a leak that has already started to subside. It is much easier to fix a leaking appliance than it is to fix a pipe that has sprung a leak.
You can find a leak in many places. If your basement has excessive moisture, you may need to use a dehumidifier to get rid of excess moisture in the area. This device removes excess humidity out of the air, which can help prevent mold and mildew from growing. If your walls seem to be caving in, apply wallboard to each wall to give the area additional strength. You may also need to apply caulk to areas around windows, doors, appliances, and bathtubs.
When you notice any type of visible damage, call a repairman immediately. You should not try to take care of the problem yourself because it may get worse before it gets better. If your home starts to smell musty, there may be water damage. Contact a professional to remediate the problem.
If your plumber arrives and doesn’t find an issue with your home’s plumbing, you will need to hire a mold removal company. Mold spores are very small and are highly contagious. Once they are in your home, they will be inhaled by anyone who enters the home. They can cause severe respiratory illnesses if they are present for too long. Once a mold issue has been identified, you should begin to treat it right away. Prevention is always better than a cure.