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Key Areas in Your Home Where Water Damage Is Common | SERVPRO® of Temple & Belton

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen floor, water leaking. Closeup view of a waterlogged kitchen floor. Flooded kitchen floor, water leaking. Closeup view of a waterlogged kitchen floor.

Chances are that you don’t give much thought to your water pipes or gutter system on a daily basis. You rely on them to keep water flowing through and around your home in a controlled way, and most of the time, they do! 

However, one single malfunction or issue could cause all kinds of water issues for your home. Burst pipes, overloaded gutters and faulty appliances are all at risk of causing extensive water damage in a short amount of time.

By understanding where water damage is more likely to occur, you can take steps to address any emerging issues right away and minimize your situation. Our SERVPRO of Temple & Belton team explains more below, so read on to learn all about water damage in our homes. 

Appliances and Pipes 

The risk of a water leak is present wherever water is being used in your home. Dishwashers, water heaters and washing machines all have the potential to malfunction and leak. Keeping up on routine maintenance and checking around each appliance for water spots or signs of damage often can help you stop an emerging problem right away. 

Your pipes are also vulnerable to wear and tear. Check the lines coming to and from your sinks, tubs and toilets and replace any old caulking or seals that you notice are starting to age. A single small crack in a fitting or the pipe itself can either cause a huge water disaster in a single event or it can occur gradually over a long period of time. 

The Damages Caused By Mother Nature

We all know how destructive storms can be in the Temple area. Severe weather can bring heavy rain that can overload clogged gutters or it can leak down into your foundation and into your basement. 

This is why cleaning your gutters regularly is crucial! Clean gutters encourage water to move down and away from your home, and that can’t happen if leaves or other yard debris are clogging up your system. 

Floods are also a concern for this area. If your home is located in a flood zone, consider grading your property so that the land angles away from your home. This can help water naturally flow away from your house. You should also consider investing in a sump pump to help keep any water from getting into your basement.

How SERVPRO Can Dry Your Home
No matter how the water damage occurred, it can be frustrating or even overwhelming to decide where to start. The best first step is to call our restoration team! We are trained in every sort of water damage situation imaginable, and we have the tools, equipment and safety training to handle your recovery from start to finish. 

We will remove any excess water or moisture, locate the source of the leak or issue, repair any problems we encounter and handle your damage recovery. That may seem like a large undertaking, but not to us! We are experts in disaster recovery, and we will help return your home to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Water damage should always be taken seriously. Call us right away at SERVPRO of Temple & Belton

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