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3 Most Common Places for Water Damages

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

While flooding often can’t be predicted, educating yourself on the most common areas to flood with help you be prepared to handle such an event, and even to prevent it! Some areas of your home or business are going to be more apt to experience water damage than others, such as rooms that have sinks, as in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas; low-lying areas like basements and cellars are also at risk.

Here is a list of the three most common areas to suffer from water damage:

BATHROOMS: The bathroom is possibly the most likely area to flood, and probably the most obvious. After all, a bathroom is all about water! Sinks, toilets, showers and tubs...all involve H20, and all contained in one small area and connected to pipes, pipes that can be a source of problems if they become clogged, leak, or wear out. Human error can create an issue as well; we’ve all heard stories about the bath that got started and was forgotten about!

BASEMENTS: Basements and cellars are the lowest part of a house or building, and so have a number of easy entry points for water. If there is heavy rainfall during inclement weather, or if the building is near a body of water such as a lake or river, they are going to be in danger. Oftentimes the pipes for the bath and kitchen areas run through the basement, and sump pumps and drains are often found there. In addition, many homes have their water heating unit and laundry facilities in their basement or cellar. Keep an eye open for cracks in the foundation, ceiling, and walls of these areas!

ATTICS AND ROOFS: A damaged roof, either from weather or fire, is susceptible to water damage and flooding the areas underneath. A small leak can turn into a big problem fast!

Our team of professionals here at SERVPRO of Brunswick is experienced in repairs and cleanup from damages caused by water, fire, and mold. Call us at (912) 264-6094

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