How do you avoid water damage in your home? Prevention! Although All Phase Restoration is a water damage restoration company, we believe those who do deal with water damage should be doing everything they can to prevent it. That’s why in part one of this blog series we discussed four potential water damage hazards in the home like the toilet, fire sprinklers, air conditioner, and garbage disposal. In this post, we’ll share six more potential water hazards in your home. If you’ve already experienced water damage, give All Phase Restoration a call today! We serve Windsor, Denver, Colorado Springs, and the surrounding areas. Otherwise, continue reading to learn more!
Six More Potential Water Damage Hazards
Your home is rife with potential water damage hazards. That may be tough to hear. But think of all the the appliances and features in your home that use water to clean, flush, and distribute water.
If you’re like most homeowners, the washing machine is considered ol’ faithful of your home appliances. It runs whenever you turn it on, day or night. However, when the washing machine lines burst, due to various reason, you can have a dangerous water damage hazard on your hands.
Sump pump failure
If you live in Colorado, you probably have a basement. Do you have a sump pump in your basement? When your sump pump fails and a flood hits your home, you will experience extensive water damage. The best course of action is to inspect your sump pump regularly to ensure its proper function.
Leaking water heater
It’s what keeps your water warm! Your water heater could be leaking and you don’t even know it. Stored away in a dark closet in the basement or beneath the staircase, your water heater could be causing water damage. Get it inspected regularly to make sure it’s efficiently doing what it was built to do.
Whether this is interior or exterior, any kind of drain that sends water away from your home can clog. When this happens, water—usually a dirty, disgusting liquid—may return to your home. Depending on the backup and amount of water, you could have water damage on your hands. Keep your drains clean and inspect them regularly.
Frozen pipes tend to burst, which releases a torrent of water into your home. This can result in moderate to severe water damage. If you can get the water turned off in time, you can mitigate damage. However, you’ll most likely need to call All Phase Restoration to remedy any incurred water damage. It’s best to keep your pipes on drip throughout the cold season to reduce the chance of a pipe burst.
Sewer line blockage
On the other end of your toilet is the sewer. What you flush gets sent away from your home, either to a tank or a general disposal system. When that sewer line backs up, it can react similarly to a drain blockage. That which you flushed returns! Make sure your sewer lines are clear to avoid water damage of the worst kind.
Prevention is the best tactic to avoid home water damage altogether. Nonetheless, floods, burst pipes, and liquid-line backups do happen. In this case, give All Phase Restoration a call! We specialize in water damage restoration and mold remediation in Windsor, Denver, Colorado Springs, and the surrounding areas. Otherwise, read at our blog or part one of this blog series.