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3 Locations in Your Home to Watch for Water Damage | SERVPRO® of The Mountains

5/9/2023 (Permalink)

 img src =”bucket” alt = " blue bucket in the middle of the living area catching water falling from the ceiling ” > Think you may have water damage in your home? Here are some tips from SERVPRO of The Mountains to find the source.

Water damage can be such a troublesome problem for homeowners. Since water leaks often start slowly at first, they can cause damage for a long time until the problem is discovered.

There are plenty of places in your home that can experience water damage. Understanding where the top locations are that are prone to water leaks can help you prevent large-scale water damage in your home.

Our SERVPRO of The Mountains team explains these locations in more detail below, so check it out!

Your roof. Roof damage often leads to water leaks. Damage up on your roof can go unnoticed for a long time, which means that your roof is vulnerable to water leaks whenever it rains.

As the rain starts to fall in the Clarksville area, it can make its way into your attic and leak down your walls. From there, it can spread to many different parts of your home.

The frustrating thing about water leaks caused by roof damage is that they can occur behind your walls and under your floors for a long time before they become visible. Over time, lingering moisture can encourage mold growth, which is a completely different problem on top of the already frustrating water damage.

In your bathroom. Your bathrooms are up next. Your sinks, tubs, toilets and showers are constantly running water through them, so it should be no surprise that water leaks often start here. If you do notice water on your floor, it can be hard to pinpoint what fixture is causing the issue.

Investigate around the puddle or keep a close eye on your water lines so you notice any dripping or leaking occurring. You should also do your best to dry out your bathroom after each use. Water damage can occur even if there is no leak, all due to lingering moisture.

Don’t be afraid to be a detective in your own home! The faster you can identify the issue, the quicker you can put a stop to the leak.

Other appliances. Chances are that you have at least one appliance in your house that relies on water to run. Any time you run a load of dishes or start a load of laundry, you are at risk of an appliance malfunction or leak.

These appliances can also leak on their own even while they are not in use. Try to look underneath and behind them every so often to check for water spots or signs of a mold problem.

As your appliances age, consider replacing them completely. Unreliable or worn-out equipment can increase your risk of a water disaster.

Dealing with a water emergency? Our SERVPRO specialists can be on the scene of the disaster ASAP to restore your water-damaged home!

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