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Common Causes of Water Damage

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

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With the year coming to a close, SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio has compiled a list of the leading causes of water emergency list.  These different appliances may trigger water outlets due to the connection of the water supply line.   It is important to understand that water damages that occur may possibly spread past a room and create larger damage throughout one's home.  A few common water leaking sources are as follows:

Washing Machine
Worn out hoses, especially if you are using an older washing machine, the gasket hose can become brittle over time and cause a leak. It is important to do a maintenance check every once in a while, to reduce any water damage.

Over time, the water supply line in a dishwasher may degrade.  This can lead to water leaking into enclosed areas under the appliance and rupturing entirely.  Check this line twice a year by removing the kick plate at the front of the dishwasher and using a flashlight to inspect the space and surrounding areas.  If the area is wet with no explanation, this should be taken as a red flag.

Toilet Overflow
Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous.  A clogged toilet could potentially cause water to back up into the shower or sink and can contain sewer water that is extremely dangerous that is contaminated with raw sewage and bacteria in it.  Immediate response is critical especially when water damage strikes.

Being prepared can help prevent a disastrous situation.   By regularly checking on these areas, you will help avoid any catastrophic damages.  SERVPRO of Northeast San Antonio is faster any-sized disaster, and we are here to help 24/7/365 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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