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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Unexpected Cause of Water Damages

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Blue wall with white front load washer and dryer. 3 containers of washing powder sit on top of washer machine. Don't look paste the common areas for water damage.

Water damage is every homeowner and business owner’s concern. We are all aware that a roof needs to be inspected for signs of damage and plumbing is something to keep your eye on as it ages. These are areas that we would expect to be a problem when it comes to property damage.

But what about your washing machine connections? Hard water deposits can corrode pipes and hoses making your chance for a water damage increase. If the pipe burst while you are away significant damage can happen while your away. Basement could be completely flooded just by a simple supply line connection breaking. Make an inspection of your laundry room part of your routine, and pay attention to all the outlets, hoses, and piping, to make sure they are in working order.

Another part of your house or business that can become damaged by water over time is around the base of your toilets. As your bathrooms age, the seals that were installed at the time the house was built or the toilet was put in will break down and corrode, sometimes developing tiny holes that will leak small amounts of water over time. This little leakage can really hurt your flooring and subflooring without you even noticing until it’s too late. Keeping records of the dates of renovations and repairs for appliances, etc. can help to remind you to take a look every now and then to see what needs your attention.

The team at SERVPRO of Gainesville is always standing ready to help in the event of any kind of water damage emergency!

Call us at (706)536-1010

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