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Causes of Water Damage

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Are you a North Charleston SC resident?  If so, you are well aware that water plays a huge role in our lifestyles here.  Most of the time…that is a good thing. But, when the water is causing damage to our homes, it’s an entirely different story.

Water damage can occur from a myriad of circumstances. In many cases, water damage happens about when an issue goes unnoticed. It may take weeks or months for the damage to show up. Time is of the essence when dealing with any water damage problems, and you need to act immediately. This water can destroy not only your ceiling, furniture, and carpets, but also irreplaceable personal goods, precious family possessions

When dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical to minimizing damage. The franchise experts of SERVPRO in North Charleston, South Carolina, respond immediately and utilize advanced resources and techniques to remove the water hastily. Additionally, they closely observe and detail the drying process to ascertain that your property is dried to industry standards.

Some of the common water damage issues include:

Structural Damage from Leaking Roofs

Roof leaks are among the most responsible causes of water damage in South Carolina and a common problem that homeowners face. Breaks in the material used for roofing, ineffective seals on the vents, or even chimneys could cause water leaks. When saturated with water, the structural integrity of the wood is compromised. Metals, also, when they rust, result in structural instability.  Water seepage inside walls, concrete or wood framing, or the foundation weakens the home’s or business’s structure, potentially leading to collapse. Non-structural water damage to the ceiling and drywall can also wreak havoc in your home.

Leaking or bursting pipes

Leaking or bursting pipes are a common cause of water damage in all homes. Toilets and drains that get backed up and blocked cause undue pressure in the pipes, causing them to leak or burst. Additionally, improper functioning of garbage disposals and rusty pipes are also more susceptible to leaking.

Malfunctioning Bathroom and Kitchen Appliances

Tubs leak water around the edges or in cracks found in the tiles as well as in the fixture or faucet areas. Refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters and all predisposed to deterioration. When household appliances get old, pipes start to wear and tear, and their hoses become fragile. Regular maintenance and monitoring of all appliances is critical to preventing unnecessary water damage.

Sewage Leaks and Spills

Sewage cleanup by a professional is imperative. Sewage spills lead to seepage of toxic gray or black water that contains human and animal contaminations or biological waste and can pose health risks. Therefore, restoration should always be completed by trained water damage professional.

Weather Related Problems

While we do not have any control over natural weather-related disasters we can embrace all the preventative measures possible in advance to limit their effect on your property. Hurricanes, sudden storms, and flash floods can all elicit water buildup. Contact our water damage specialists in North Charleston, South Carolina, as soon as possible to help fix the damage and prevent additional damage.

We Are Here To Help.

At SERVPRO, our goal is to restore your property to its original form and minimize the damage. We guarantee exceptional customer experience, and for this, we avail our certified cleanup experts to you 24 hours a day, seven days each week.. Our customer service is the best in the industry and will help you deal with your insurance company, reducing the stress and making the process smooth.

Our team of water damage experts is always on standby 24-hours a day to offer emergency support and fix water-related disasters when they arise. Contact us anytime at (843) 552-1226 or request our help through our Contact Us page on our website.

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