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Understanding the Different Sources of Water Damage

6/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water Floods Fontana Home Water damage to homes in Southern California can be caused by a variety of sources.

Water damage can strike unexpectedly from a variety of sources. Often, we associate water damage with homes with heavy rainfall, but this is not the only culprit when it comes to homes flooding in or near Fontana, California. While we do see water damage resulting from heavy rainfall in southern California, it is very important to understand the variety of sources from which water damage can arise.

Faucet Overflow

One of the more common causes of water damage to homes is faucet overflow. Leaving a faucet unattended and forgetting about it is not as uncommon as one might think. Especially if you have pets at home. We all know cats love to play with dripping water in the sink.

But once a sink or bathtub is left running, it may quickly fill with water and overflow without noticing until it is too late. Sometimes, neglect isn’t even an issue - faulty drains can catch a homeowner by surprise when leaving a sink that is unable to properly drain, even for a short period of time. 

Malfunctioning Appliances

Southern California homes have a variety of appliances that contain, hold, or distribute water. Each of these appliances is trusted to do a job without total supervision. Dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerators can leak and toilets can overflow without warning. Water heaters are also a common culprit for water damage. With these as the source of home water damage, the water quickly spreads throughout the property leaking into crevices and lower levels of the property, also promoting conditions for mold growth. 

Drains Not Working Properly

When your home's external drainage system or gutter system is not functioning at its best, you may find interior and exterior flooding on your property seeping in through the ground level from the outside. You may also find that the water is entering through the roof, which can damage ceilings and walls while creating dangerous conditions. When water damage is coming from the roof, proper steps for roofing damage repair will likely also be necessary.

Whether your property is struck with water damage from rainfall or internal sources, it is important to know how to remediate the problem. Water is extremely invasive and very quickly causes extensive damage to your home and, without proper care, can make your property unsafe and create hazards. If you are facing any level of property damage from water, contact our professionals for an immediate response 24/7. 

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