How Does Water Damage Happen?
Water damage can spread throughout your house for a variety of reasons such as:
Pipes bursts are one of the leading causes of water damages in households. This is due to the change in water pressure. Experts have advised that to avoid this, we should frequently check-up and inspect the pipes throughout our house, just in case we spot signs of leakage.
If you do run into a situation where you have found a leaking pipe, the best way to get it fixed would be to hire a professional, as letting it leak, could lead to excessive water damage.
There are several common plumbing-related problems that could cause water damage. Such as dripping faucets, and slow draining sinks. Other sources include clogged bath/drain, clogged toilets, faulty water heaters, low water pressure, jammed garbage disposals, leaky pipes, and sewer system backups, could all lead to water damages.
To fix these situations:
- For slow draining sinks, clean out the pop-up that collects unnecessary debris.
- For running toilets, you should fix the parts that have been damaged, such as the valve, or flapper.
- For jammed garbage disposals, utilize an Allen wrench to unjam the garbage disposal, insert it at the bottom of the disposal, use the wrench to turn it in both directions, to free the motor.
- For clogged baths/drains, clear the blockage using a plunger. You should also use liquids such as baking soda or vinegar to dissolve the clog.
- For the rest of the situations, it would be best to contact a professional in your area, to inspect and repair your plumbing issues.
This is due to the fact that appliances around us, wear out over time, and as that happens, the pipes will slowly rust, crack and weaken. Such appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and more, should all be checked on frequently and be replaced, or repaired whenever there has been a spotted cracked or weak pipe.