Water damage occurs when excess water start to get in the areas where it shouldn’t. There are many different factors that  can create this excess water and thereby contribute to water damage. When you are aware of the causes of water damages, you can take precautionary measures to help insure against a leak or flood. You will also be able to spot a problem as soon as it arises and get it fix before it has a chance to cause any additional damage. The more quickly you notice the problem, the less work the water restoration company will have to do.

There are some most common causes of water damages in homes are given below:


Bursting or leaking of pipes are common culprits of water damage. Usually drains and toilets that get blocked can cause undue pressure in the pipe, which results in bursting or leaking of pipes. Garbage disposals that aren’t working properly are another common reason for pipes to burst, as are roots that grow in the yard into the sewer lines. Old or rusty pipes are also more prone to leaking.


Some plumbing issues occur within the walls and are impossible to detect, many happen because of hoses and pipe joints not being fully attached. Periodic once-overs under your sink can help mitigate any plumbing problems.


As household appliances get older, their pipes starts to rust and crack and their hoses can weaken. Washing machines, refrigerators, water heaters and dishwashers are all susceptible to deterioration, so keep watch on older machines. The two main most common appliances that cause water damage in homes most frequently are washing machines and hot water tanks.


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  2. OSHA – Occupational Safety And Health Administration
  3. EPA- Environmental Protection Agency
  4. IICRCS500- www.ansi.org/
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