Water damage has several causes and can happen slowly over time from a combination of things. The clean-up and restoration of your home can require different approaches, depending on the cause of the water damage.
- Inclement Weather
- Gradual water buildup
- Faulty Appliances
- Broken Pipes
Inclement Weather Can Cause Water Damage
When bad weather strikes, the cold air can freeze your pipes, and cause them to break. Large amounts of rain can overload your drainage system and/or septic system. High winds can ruin a roof, and allow rain into your home. There are multiple ways a storm can wreak havoc on your home by causing water damage.
Gradual Water Buildup Can Cause Water Damage
Large amounts of water can accumulate and slowly cause damage, going without notice if the leak is small enough. Usually these leaks occur in places in our room we can not see. If you notice a dripping sound, changes in floor or ceiling color, or mold growth, consult a professional to check for water damage. Catching the problem early on will prevent further damage, and can save you a lot of money in the long run!
Faulty Appliances Can Cause Water Damage
A less common, but still possible cause of water damage is a faulty appliance. Many appliances in our home run on water. These include the refrigerator, washer, dishwasher, and hot water heater. Even air conditioners and dehumidifiers can develop problems that lead to water damage. If these appliances overflow or do not drain properly, they can lead to a pool of water in your home.
Broken Pipes Can Cause Water Damage
Broken pipes are often the most devastating cause of all. Even a small crack, especially on a high-pressure line, can cause damage in seconds. Always check your home for rusty, damaged, or outdated pipes.
Contact us (859-525-2379) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
We’re available 24/7 for questions, estimates, and emergency services. Call us day or night to speak to a technician.
Paramount Restoration performs emergency remediation throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for water, storm, fire, mold sewage damage and more seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call us day or night for an estimate – we waive 100% of the estimate fees for all calls between 8 am and 5 pm!