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The Causes of Water Damage Issues Explained by Our Richmond Restoration Experts

November 01, 2017

In order to prevent water damage in and around your Richmond home, office or building, it’s important to learn from local restoration experts how damage events occur. Our team at Malkin Cleaners has decades of experience in dealing with water damage issues around the home and work place. In this latest post they explain several of the most common causes of water damage due to flooding.

Faulty Guttering

Faulty guttering can cause water to move inward toward the building instead of being channeled away from the property. The water can then pool around the property and cause lasting damage to the foundation in addition to other areas.

Leaking Pipes

If you haven’t had your pipes inspected recently by a specialist then it may now be the ideal time. Leaking pipes are another of the most common causes of water damage. Pipes can leak for all sorts of reasons, sometimes due to freezing temperatures and sometimes due to high pressure causing interior damage. Make sure your pipes are inspected regularly and pay attention to drips in laundry rooms, dish washers, bathrooms and other areas where pipes are exposed.

Overflowing Sinks

Oftentimes, your taps are the cause of the leak within the home. Leaks can occur at night if the washer within your taps has broken and the seal allows water inside the system. You’ll need to make sure that the overflowing water is stopped and this requires the expertise of a local water damage restoration specialist to ensure the moisture is removed from the walls and floors to prevent potential black mold issues.

Flat Roofs

Buildings with flat roofs are prone to water intrusion because the water can easily pool and cause extra weight to push down on the roof exterior. The flat roof should have a slight gradient so that water can slowly move away from the property over time. For structures built 20 or 30 years ago, flat roofing systems might be a leading cause of water intrusion.

Our Richmond water damage restoration team is ready to address your home water intrusion issues. Call today to book an appointment.