Indoor flooding is a leading cause of water damage, and flood disasters can happen at any time, from a number of different sources. Sierra Restoration has been repairing damage from floods in Logan and Cache Valley since 2010 and has seen our fair share of flood sources. The following list has some of the most common causes of flooding.
Because pipes erode over time, leaks and bursts are bound to occur. Leaky, broken, or burst pipes are common causes of house floods. You should check the pipes in your home regularly for any leaks, cracks, or signs of corrosion. If you are worried about the integrity of one of your pipes, get it checked by a professional and replace any old or corroded parts as quickly as possible.
Any time a drain gets clogged, it will cause water to back up. The pressure that builds from backed up water can cause bursts or overflow into your home. Since many clogs come from the toilet, it can cause sewage back up which is extremely dangerous for your health. When kitchen drains back up, you can have overflow onto floors and under cabinets. If you are experiencing frequent drain clogs or really slow drainage, get it checked by a professional so that you can avoid water backing up into your home from clogged drains.
Water heaters are designed to continually fill themselves in order to make warm and hot water available on demand. As minerals build up inside water heaters, it can cause tanks to spring leaks, which will flood gallons and gallons of water into the home. Be sure to provide routine maintenance and inspection on your water heater to keep it functioning correctly and efficiently.
The water hose that supplies the dishwasher can spring leaks, or its connections can become loose, causing water to spill out and flood. Using the wrong soap, or too much soap can cause leaks to occur. Overfilling the dishwasher can cause too much strain and make it malfunction. Drains in the dishwasher can become clogged, and if not cleaned routinely can cause water to back up and flood. Make sure your dishwasher is clean and clear from any buildup, and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for usage and maintenance.
The average high-efficiency washer uses 15-30 gallons of water per load. It is important to check that all the fittings on your washing machine are secure and connected correctly to keep that water from flooding into your home. The water hose should be checked regularly and should be replaced every 3-5 years. Keeping the hose secure and in good shape will prevent leaks and floods. If you notice any water leaking from your washing machine, get it checked immediately.
Sierra Restoration is available 24/7 for emergency flood damage repair and will begin the restoration process as quickly as possible. Our team has the expertise and tools required to handle floods from frozen pipe bursts, appliance leaks, sewage backups, storms, and more. Let Sierra Restoration take care of flood damage repair in Logan and surrounding areas.