If you’ve never experienced water damage, you may not know how serious it can be. You might think, “It’s just water, it’ll dry, right?” Wrong. Water damage can spread contamination, ruin your paint, damage your possessions, and damage your wood. The good news is that most water damage can be prevented with the right knowledge. The experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services have put together a list of the three most common causes so you can be prepared and protect your home from water damage.

Causes of Water Damage

1. Damaged Pipes

Plumbing systems must be maintained and closely monitored to ensure they aren’t failing and causing water damage to your home. Always be on the lookout for cracks, bulges, stains, and other signs of moisture on your ceilings or floors. Also, watch out for spikes in your water bill, which could mean you have an unseen leak somewhere in your home. If you see any signs of water damage, call a plumber right away to avoid larger problems in the future.

2. Clogged Drains

If you frequently experience clogged drains, your pipes could start to show structural damage. Clogs are very common, with the various dirt, grease, hair, and other substances being flushed down drains. However, it’s important to try and avoid them. If drain clogs are not cleared, they can cause damage to other places in the home or even spread disease.

3. Failing Sump Pump

If your sump pump stops working, you could have a major flood in your basement causing standing water, mold growth, and lingering bacteria. To keep your sump pump working correctly, always make sure that it is standing upright. Regularly check that the vent hole in the discharge pipe is clear, and that your outlet pipes are joined tightly together and drained out at least six feet from your location. If you notice any leaks in your sump pump, call a professional immediately.

If you have experienced water damage to your Orlando home, don’t hesitate to contact Drain Genie at (407) 710-0210. Our reliable and consistent quality of work makes us the one of the most trusted companies in Orlando, especially when it comes to water damage restoration.