flood and water restoration

5 Common Causes of Water Damage

1. Floods

Excessive rain can lead to flooding, which, in turn, can result in significant water damage. Plumbing failures such as burst pipes can cause flooding, too. Whatever the cause of flooding, you are likely to lose personal property and may have to deal with mold. Keep flooded areas as dry as possible to avoid or minimize mold issues. Some tips on protecting your property from floods include these.

  • Use waterproof safes for key documents and valuable pieces.
  • Get a sump pump for both water damage prevention and cleanup in case flooding does occur.
  • Opt for water leak sensors to get a heads-up about unwanted water in an area.
  • Choose a smart home security system that incorporates flood detection.
  • Work with a flood restoration company to minimize or eliminate damage and mold issues.

2. Snow, Rain, and Storms

Snow that accumulates and then melts can wreak havoc with your house. It, along with excessive rain and storms, can cause flooding and many types of water damage. Beware of floods, snow, and leaking pipes. They are not friends to your house or office.  However, water can be extremely damaging when it finds its way into certain parts of your house or business. Water damage can cause mold, weaken your walls and floors, and lead to expensive repairs. Here’s a look at the top causes of water damage to NJ homes and businesses.

3. Leaking Pipes

Leaky pipes can be virtually anywhere in your house, especially behind or in ceilings, walls, and floors. Any damage can cause leaks, but they are often not noticeable right away. So, the damage accumulates over time. Regular home and office inspections in NJ are a good way to catch water damage early.

4. Damage to Household Appliances

Many appliances at home and in the workplace need water to function. Damage to these appliances can lead to water leaks or spills, which causes water damage. The bigger the leak or spill, the more extensive the damage.

5. Weakened Roof or Structural Damage

Structural damage to your home or business is bad on many levels, as is roof damage. For instance, it offers rainwater or melting snow plenty of opportunities to breach defenses and find their way inside a home or office building. Mold and various types of water damage may result.

To avoid these types of water damage, get regular roof and structure inspections. Perform any needed repairs right away. Being proactive goes a long way.

When water damage occurs to your NJ home, business, or office, act as quickly as possible. Get in touch with Tri State Fire | Water | Smoke for water and mold damage, textile restoration, board-ups, and disinfecting cleaning.