Water can be a powerful force leaving your home to be a wet mess, especially when a natural disaster such as a hurricane comes through. These types of storms can leave your home with extensive water damages. However, sometimes water damage occurs from other sources that are not storms. In these situations, it is always best to get a better understanding of how the damage occurred so that it does not happen again in the future. This is especially true if the damage happened due to bursting or leaking pipes. In these situations, you will need to go out and purchase either a new pipe or have the one you own fixed. All in all, understanding how water can damage can occur in your home is key to preventing it from happening again. No matter how big or small your home is water damage repairs can cost you thousands and can sometimes be the start of some health problems, especially when mold starts growing on your property. This is just one of the many reasons it is important to have a professional come on out and take a look at the damage that has been done. This way you have an expert opinion on how the damage happened and how you can prevent it from happening in the future. In this situation, it is even more important to have a restoration company that is equally trustworthy as it is skilled on your team.
Bursting or Leaking Pipes
Pipes that burst or leak is one of the most common causes of water damage in homes. We see this happen when drains and toilets get backed up and blocked, thus, causing all of this pressure in the pipe to add up. The amount of pressure then goes on to become too much which is where the pipe will burst or leak as a reaction. We usually see bursts with pipes are on the newer side and leaks with pipes that are on the older side; however, we never count out the possibility that the two situations can be switched.
This is one of the most common reasons to see water damage in South Florida. A part of living in Florida is dealing with hurricane season every year. While some summers we luck out and get to cruise on by, there are other years where we get hit with hurricanes back to back. These kinds of storms are no joke and can do a number on any house no matter how protected and prepared you are. The worst part about these storms is that there is no way of controlling when they are going to happen, making us Florida residents stuck going through the motions.
Crawl Spaces and Attics
Usually, basements would be on this list as well but living in South Florida does not give any residents the luxury of a basement. Certain areas of your home are more prone to water damage, such as crawl spaces and attics. Crawl spaces are known as those small areas under the home that builders add to store all of the pipes and wires that are too unsightly to be seen above ground. These small, hidden, and wet areas also happen to make the perfect hiding spot for mold to grow. Once the mold grows there is nothing that can stop it from starting to damage your home. This is why it is so important to regularly check up on the smallest spaces in your home to prevent any tiny issue from turning into a big one.
When you realize you have water damage in your home the first thing you should do is contact a restoration company you trust such as Tri-County Restoration, Inc. Our experts will be able to come on our and do a thorough assessment of the damage before getting the problem squared away for you. We know how stressful water damage can be, especially with the threat of mold, which is why once you call us we will handle everything from start to finish. If you think your home may have water damage then give us a call today at (954) 444-6433.