As a homeowner, you need to be aware of all the possible things to protect your home against. Storm damage, earthquake damage, wind damage – and, most frequent of all, water damage. We don’t like to think of our homes being ravaged by the elements, but it happens, and when it does, we need to be prepared. Instead of being reactive, we can try taking proactive steps to safeguard our homes and protect our belongings (plus save a bunch on costs). Below, we outline the five most common causes of water damage in your home in the hopes that this information will help you avoid damage to your home.
Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage? It’s a scene that has played out in countless movies, usually in a comedic fashion. Kid puts regular soap in dishwasher, dishwasher explodes with bubbles, and we all have a good laugh at their expense. But when you’re actually dealing with water leaks from your dishwasher, you need to know how quickly water damages can occur, why they happen, and what to do about them.
Water damage is a scary thing, especially since often times we don’t even know that there is water damage happening until long after the fact. Take, for example, water damage caused by a leaky refrigerator. Because the fridge blocks your view of the wall and floor behind the unit, you won’t notice water damage is occurring unless the leak creates a visible puddle.
What can we do about refrigerator water damage? We’ll walk you through what to expect when facing water damage caused by your fridge, how to repair it, and whether or not insurance will cover the costs. Continue reading
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We should all know by now that water and electronics just do not mix. Many of us have learned this lesson first hand, from the tragic experience of jumping into a pool with your phone, to the dreaded spilling of coffee onto a laptop, or even having to live through water damage to your hard drive. Regardless of your situation, we can all agree that water is bad for electronics. Not all of us, however, understand why. How does water ruin electronics? Continue reading to find out several of the consequences of wet electronics, along with the chemistry behind it.
Water damage is never fun to deal with. It can take weeks or even months to notice, but by the time you do, it’s usually too late. To make matters even worse, your home’s air conditioning unit also has the potential to cause water damage to your home, if not properly maintained. Under normal circumstances, your A/C should never leak water into your home, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen (Believe us, we’ve seen it all). By neglecting to take proper care of your air conditioner, you’re leaving your home vulnerable. Continue reading to discover some of the most common causes of the leakage, how to prevent A/C water damage to your home, and whether or not your insurance will cover the repairs.
Water damage takes much of the household’s income and time during restoration. Spring Valley residents are more susceptible to water losses of all types ranging from sink or toilet overflows, severe storms, burst pipes, or heavy snowing. Water damage can cause the growth of mold or damage to wooden walls, plaster, and floors if left to stay for long without clearance. Restoration not only involves drying up the water but also requires other processes such as dehumidification and mold inspection by water damage experts in Spring Valley CA. Continue reading
In a perfect world, your toilet would never leak. Sadly, the world is not perfect, and toilets do leak. And when they do, it ain’t pretty. Toilet water damage can cost $5,000 and up (and that’s on top of the deductible). What’s worse is that one third of toilet catastrophes started with a clogged or overflowing toilet – something that can be easily avoided if proper toilet maintenance is performed. Continue reading
Flood damage is just another kind of water damage, right?
When it comes to water damage vs flood damage, flood damage poses higher health risks, can require additional insurance coverage, and can cost more to repair.
But what exactly constitutes flood damage, what constitutes water damage, and why does it matter? Let’s start with the causes. Continue reading
Washing machines are one of the most common sources of water damage in the home, and the damage can be costly. After paying the deductible, the national average claim for water damage caused by washing machines is over $5,000.
Since each washing machine has multiple ways of causing water damage, many homeowners do not fully understand the risks, prevention options, or cleanup options. Knowing just a little about how your washing machine can cause water damage can help you save thousands of dollars and a lot of headaches.