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Water damage losses in homes are increasing at a rapid rate. Not only are these types of losses costly, but they cause major disruption and inconvenience to families. At SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning, we are interested in minimizing this loss if you should ever have the misfortune to suffer a water damage loss.
Mention water damage and most people think of flooding after days of heavy downpours. Yet, even on a sunny day, your home can become waterlogged. Whether the culprit is a leaking water heater, over-loaded washing machine, or an overflowing sink, the damage to your home can be devastating—and costly.
Several modern-day conveniences can develop problems that lead to water damage. Some of the most common trouble spots are:
- APPLIANCES The most common source for water damage is the water heater, followed by the clothes washer and the air conditioning unit. The age of an appliance is a major factor. For example, over time, water heaters rust on the bottom. Damage can be particularly heavy when the leaky water heater is located upstairs or in an attic.
- HOSES Appliance hoses deteriorate from the inside out. Rubber hoses consist of two layers of rubber with a cloth fiber inside that deteriorates with time. Hoses with external stainless steel braided wire may cost as little as $5 more than rubber-fiber hoses, but can be as much as 10 times less likely to fail.
- PIPES & DRAINS Common problems include stoppages of toilets and drains (especially kitchen drains, where grease can build up), stoppages of garbage disposals, clogging of air conditioner lines, stoppages of drains from clothes washers due to lint accumulation, and deterioration and bursting of water lines to clothes washers. Roots in sewer lines cause problems as well. In addition, in older homes, cast iron and copper pipes are often installed next to each other. Over time, the copper pipes can corrode the cast iron pipes and then cause extensive damage by leaking or bursting.
SERVPRO of Beaumont/Banning is always there 24/7 to clean up the aftermath of the flood and make it "Like it never even happened."