Your home or business is vulnerable to a number of indoor flooding issues because of the complexity of water piping, city sewer system infrastructures, and extreme weather patterns. Whether it is a leaky faucet or standing rainwater on your roof, indoor flooding is most likely to occur without a moment’s notice. Here are the five most common reasons that property owners call Restore Pro for indoor flooding issues that require water damage restoration services.
- Leaking Or Broken Pipes
One of the most likely causes of indoor flooding is leaking or broken pipes due to age, damage, or misuse. Anything from water pressure to frozen pipes can cause a flood to occur in your home or business. If the break is on the main city system, it could flood an entire neighborhood before it’s contained. It takes only an hour for one hundred gallons to flow in a home, so you can imagine dealing with 2500 gallons after a long workday.
- Clogged Sewer System
Modern homes are built with all the amenities one could imagine, from multiple bathrooms to the dishwasher, hot water heater, and washing machine. They are primary causes of a sewer system clog. Add in the garden hoses, swimming pool, and dozens of flushes per day, and you have a recipe for disaster on your hands. When the sewer system backs up, it requires specialized sewage cleanup services because of the direct access to dangerous pathogens like E.Coli, Salmonella, Giardia Lamblia, and Mycobacterium.
- Blocked Rain Gutters
Rain gutters are a vital part of proper rainwater diversion which moves excessive water at least four feet away from a building. When the rain gutters are clogged, water builds up on the roof and causes pooling to occur. When heavy rainfall occurs, and the drainage system is clogged, the chance a property will flood rises significantly. It is a primary reason why water pours into the attic since it looks for porous building material to enter.
- Leaking Or Busted Water Heater
Homeowners want immediate access to hot water, so few in the United States turn it off until it is needed. Instead, people use smart appliance technology to limit the heating cycle, but water still fills inside which is where a leak or a bust can quickly flood a room before you can cut its water source. Yearly roof maintenance inspections will help prevent leaking, but a break will require a complete flood restoration after a collapse.
- Faulty Hoses On Household Appliances
From the blocked drain of a dishwasher or the clogged hose of your washing machine, household appliances can quickly go from a convenience to a nightmare when they leak. A small seepage can rot the wall and flooring around an appliance, but a machine full of water will lead to indoor flooding which worn intake hoses are the leading cause of. Maintenance prevention like a valve shutoff is an excellent idea to avoid indoor flooding.
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