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Must-Check Places for Water Damage

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water seeping out onto a tile floor from underneath a baseboard Catching Water Damage Early Can Prevent Secondary Damage Such as Mold.

Flooding is a familiar cause of water damage, but it is far from the only thing that can lead to it in a home. There are many areas that are susceptible to water damage, with some not being weather-related at all.

Besides the inconvenience of it all, having water damage can also mean surprise expenses. Many homeowners do not realize that their insurance will not cover water damage—and for policies that do, the a typical claim is around $7,000. For homeowners, knowing the must-check places for water damage can help them discover it before it becomes an even larger problem, saving time and money in repairs.

Must-Check Places for Water Damage

  • Beneath the sink. Cabinets under a sink can serve to conceal slow drips, which can become big problems when left unattended.

  • Within a tub casing. The casing around a tub is sealed to the wall, typically using caulk, which can become worn and let through leaks with time.

  • Under drywall. Flooding from weather or burst pipes can often cause water damage to seep behind drywall, which can keep the actual damage from being exposed.

  • Around roof vents. The seals around the vents that come out of the roof can weaken over time, allowing a slow seep of water into the wood below.

  • Inside an AC unit. The condensation from an HVAC unit is plentiful, and typically it would be drained away. However, if a clog or backup occurs, this water will be dispensed within the unit instead.

  • Below appliances. The cubbies of dishwashers are notorious for water damage because they are so sealed to inspection until the machine is removed.

  • Under exterior faucets. The faucets on a home can begin to leak within the walls, which is often hidden by siding or masonry.

If your home has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), we are happy to help! Give us a call right away, and we’ll get there quickly.

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