1) SEWER DAMAGE – when water comes up or is pushed into your home through the pipes from sewer or drainage systems. It is a very unpleasant type of water damage because it often involves dirty water from the sewers that will not only destroy your personal property but can also impact your health because it’s so unsanitary. When the system you are using combines the sewage and storm water into one pipeline instead of having a separate pipeline for each, these are combined pipelines. The system can get overwhelmed in a storm and the water can get into your home.

2) OVERFLOW WATER DAMAGE – Overflow involves water escaping or overflowing from appliances, pipes or water outlets in your home. Some examples also include your bathtub or washing machine overflowing.

Discharge is what happens when water is released from plumbing or appliances and then floods your home. For example, if your water heater gives out or a pipe bursts, then there is a sudden discharge of water.

3) DISCOLORATION – There is damage on walls, roof, ceiling due to water and there are spots and stains on the affected area. The area may appear wet or dry and can be a yellow, brown or copper color. Walls may also have bubbling, cracking or peeling paint or wallpaper in addition to staining.

  • ODOUR – Odours caused by mold and mildew is also one of a water damage problem. The smell may come from basements, walls, or other areas where water has been accumulating for a while. Certain drywall materials can act like a sponge and become full of moisture because there is low air circulation. This is the perfect condition for mold to develop, which will eventually result in visual discoloration (usually black spots) and a detectable odour.
  • ROOF – water can also damage your roof. Stains, mold and wet or swollen installation are the signs of roof damaging. It can crack your roof also which is very dangerous therefore it’s better to fix it as quickly as possible.


  1. SKYBLUE RESTORATIONSwww.skybluerestorations.com
  2. OSHA – Occupational Safety And Health Administration
  3. EPA- Environmental Protection Agency
  4. IICRCS500- www.ansi.org/
  5. http://www.thewaterdamageexperts.com/water-damage-causes/