water damage

Where to check for water damage in your home

If you want to prevent water damage in your home or office, you must first learn where to look for and what are the different causes of this kind of damage. This article covers the invisible causes of water damage, those that are a little harder to detect by simple do-it-yourself inspections. Knowing where to look for water damage will help you save money and will keep your house in good shape, and preserving its value for many years.

Plumbing

Plumbing equipment usually develops leaks due to failures in joints or hose attachment.

Internal wall leaks are even harder to discover and can cause significant damage.

Pipes

The common problems in pipes are blocked toilets and drains (especially kitchen drains), failure of garbage disposals, and roots in sewer lines .

Weather

Unpredictable summer storms, floods, and other water accompanied disasters such as hurricanes, blizzards, and tornados are some more reasons for water damage.

Heating Systems and Air Conditions

Neglecting air conditioners leads to poor performance, expensive operating costs and moisture issues. Moist cooling ducts promote mold and other water-borne bacteria.

Appliances

Water heaters, washers, and dryers tend to crack over time, allowing water to trickle. Although these appliances will start leaking slowly, this leak can grow and cause a flood when completely failed. Hoses tend to deteriorate inside out, resulting in leaks as well.

Basements

A wet basement is caused by moisture accumulations that drip through the foundations. When moisture evaporates, it increases humidity even if there are no leaks or standing water. Another common cause is condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during more humid time periods.

It is recommended to inspect your home periodically to ensure that it stays in good condition and keeps its real market value. A periodic plumbing inspection will also help to prevent high-costs restoration projects after water-related disasters.

Call your Greenwood, SC Plumber, Plumbing Paramedic 911 at 864-446-8911 today for any plumbing emergency you have.