Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and natural disasters are not daily occurrences. However, when they do happen, they normally come with potentially damaging consequences to property and will most certainly affect lives.The strong winds that such natural disasters come with could damage roofs, and send a significant amount of rain indoors. They can also cause heavy downpours that may clog the public sewer lines that might cause backflow or force the floodwaters from the streets into your home.
The home’s gutter system is designed to drive away water from the home. However, over time, the gutters do get clogged with all manner of debris, including leaves, twigs, and branches from nearby trees.When it rains and they are clogged, the rainwater may not flow in the intended direction. Instead, it is likely to flow along the edges of the gutters, ultimately finding its way inside the house leading to water damages in the house.
As appliances advance in age, it is possible for their pipes to rust and weaken. The dishwasher is known to leak and cause flooding in the kitchen. When parts such as the gasket get worn out, the doors break, or the drains get clogged, the probable scenario is always flooding of the rooms.The good news with water damage caused by appliances is that they easy to detect and may not always result in a lot of damage. But that notwithstanding, it is vital that you avoid them whenever possible.
When pipes get lose, or they become too old, they are likely to start leaking. If such leaks are not detected in good time, they are likely to flood the rooms where they are in. The only challenge with leaking pipes is when they occur in hidden places.If the leaks are not discovered and repaired in good time – irrespective of how small they are, they may lead to serious structural damages, including damages to the items in those rooms. A good plumber should be enough to deal with leaky pipes once they are discovered.
Drains in places such as the bathroom, the kitchen, and the bathtub may clog up for a variety of reasons. Grease buildup, hair, dirt, toiletries, or even kids’ toys may find their way into the drainages and end up blocking them.When the blockage is discovered and removed in good time, then no serious damage may be expected. However, it is not discovered in time, you may back to a flooded home, with lots of water damage around.
Moisture may sip through the concrete and sip up through to the walls where they may cause mold and rot. This is purely a structural problem and by the time you realize it, there are always very good chances that damage has already been done.However, you should ensure to take immediate action the moment you mold or any form of rotting on your walls.
This is a water emergency you are likely to face during the cold months. It happens when water in the pipes freeze, expand and rupture the pipes.Depending on the location of the pipes, the ensuing flooding can cover the floor all the way to the ceiling. For this reason, you are encouraged to insulate your pipes and prepare them for winter before the cold months set in.
Sewer lines back up is not a situation anybody would wish to experience in their homes. When your sewer lines can’t flow properly, the contents are likely to come back to the house and start flooding everywhere with the black/gray water.This normally happens when the sewer lines are blocked, or heavy rainfall delivers more water than the lines can handle. Sewer line backups may spread dangerous contaminants around the house fast, making the environment unsuitable for living.Learn to call the right professionals the moment you realize that you are faced with a sewer line backup.