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Paramus Properties Are Subject to Various Forms of Water Losses--Call SERVPRO for Restoration

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

water heater leaking from the valve and bottom onto the floor Leaks Can Mean Water Damage Caused by Appliances and Plumbing Failures, for Fast Water Removal and Restoration in the Paramus Area--Call SERVPRO

Identifying The Top Four Sources of Water Damage In Your Paramus Home 

Every homeowner should be aware of the biggest potential sources of water damage. Knowing how to identify and regularly maintain these sources can help you avoid damage and mitigate the effects of water quickly.

Water from flooding and storms can be quite harmful, but the most common sources do not actually come from the outside elements. The top four causes of water damage in Paramus are in or around the home. This includes:
1. Washing Machine
The average life expectancy for a washing machine is about a decade. Over time, your washing machine can break or leak, causing water to spray out onto the floor. This is usually due to the lack of integrity of old rubber hoses. A metal-braided washing machine pipeline can prevent the hoses from breaking down so much. Alternatively, you can reinforce your rubber hoses every few years.

2. Toilet Overflow
Toilets can stop working due to a clog in the pipes or a problem with the float in the top of the tank. Regardless of the reason, this water can come out of the toilet bowl and drench your floor. Turn off the source of water to your toilet before the water spills out to avoid water damage. Water that comes from the toilet may be contaminated, and SERVPRO technicians may need to restore or possibly remove the flooring that has been damaged by this water.

3. Broken Plumbing Systems
You may not see them, but pipes run all over your house, inside and outside. Pipes can weaken or break over time, causing a water leak somewhere within the system. The water main can burst or a draining issue can cause a backup. Either way, it’s important to have your plumbing systems inspected to prevent water damage.
4. Broken Water Heater
Water heaters are large appliances that can burst or leak, usually after running past the manufacturer’s warranty. It is likely that you need to replace the water heater at this point. It is essential to make sure the broken water heater hasn’t affected other parts of the home.
Avoid water damage by identifying the top problem areas of your home. For water damage assessment and mitigation services, contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (210) 445-5588. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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