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Common Causes of Water Damage in Greenville/Troy/Andalusia

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

Common Causes of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia Water Damage

Three Common Causes Of Residential Water Damage

Unfortunately, water damage in Greenville/Troy/Andalusia can strike a residential or commercial owner at any moment. When this time comes, the adverse impact on one's property can be overwhelming and ugly. In addition to compromising the structural integrity of your home or office, water damage can expose the property to toxins and promote the growth of bacteria like mold. However, learning more about the common causes of water damage can help you prevent it from transpiring on your property. With that idea in mind, refer to the quick reference guide below to help you prevent water damage from impacting your office or home setting:


 One of the main reasons that water damage transpires goes back to leaky plumbing. Unfortunately, leaks can lead to long-term, hidden damage when it rots through the drywall or timber of your property's pipes. The faster you find and fix a leak, the less damage you'll have to deal with. If you think there is a leak on your property, be sure to use your meter to gauge your water usage. Another way to screen for leaks is to check your water bill. If the bill is notably high, this is typically a sign that there may be a leak.

 Sewer Line Failure

 Sewer line failures are another common cause of water damage for property owners. In many cases, the residential property is connected to the area's sewer system through the main line. Deterioration and roots can do damage to the main line, and the result is excess water backing up into your property. If you find that your sewer is not functioning correctly, be sure to call a plumber who can troubleshoot to prevent the issue from becoming problematic.

 Burst Pipe

Another common cause of water damage is a burst pipe. When pipes deteriorate or freeze, they are susceptible to bursting. For this reason, it's important to have your pipes regularly inspected. Also, be sure that you check the areas that could start corroding. One of the factors that contributes to bursting pipes is high pressure. To reduce pressure, have a valve installed or simply replace the plumbing.

 Although recognizing common causes of water damage can help prevent it from transpiring on your property, there's still a chance that it could occur. If it does, you can trust the water damage remediation experts of SERVPRO to fix the problem quickly and correctly. Our IICRC-certified technicians use contemporary methodologies and cutting edge equipment to expedite each component of the remediation process. Moreover, we offer personalized care that will keep you calm and comfortable throughout the restoration process. 

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As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. Call us today at (334)371-7378!

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