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Where is water damage coming from

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

There are times it can be almost impossible to track down the entry of water causing water damage. This can be especially frustrating because the more water that enters the home, the more home damage you're going to notice. Until those sources have been fixed or stopped, the problem is going to arise again and again. To help you out, here a few key areas where water damage typically comes from.

Leaky Roof

Unless your roof is noticeably missing shingles, it's likely that you don't spend a lot of time examining your roof. You may not even realize that it's damaged. However, quite often, a lot of leaking water comes from the attic. A professional team can inspect your roof and attic to determine if the water is coming from a damaged hole or weak spot.  If that's the case, a simple repair can most likely keep your house from receiving further damage.

Cracked Foundations

As its name might suggest, the foundation is the cornerstone of your home. If it starts to deteriorate, then you can be sure you'll be seeing a lot of home damage. Water can seep into the foundation and slowly break it down by leaking in through the basement, crawl space, etc. This is typically a result of saturated soil. Sometimes it’s a case of clogged gutters which can no longer send the water away from the house and so the water starts to trickle into the foundation instead. This can be the root of extensive damage which can also find its way into flooring, beams, walls and more.

Faulty Plumbing

Whether your plumbing is compromised some place or the last repair job wasn't top notch, if you have faulty plumbing, then you're likely going to have water leaking in places you don’t want it to. This water can pool up and cause some serious damage to flooring, walls and your sentimental items. It's also a terrible source of waterborne diseases.

To keep your home from suffering from further damage, call us to find those sources of leaking water. We can remediate the problem, fix the damage that was caused and prevent further damage from occurring. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is dedicated to bringing your home back to a liveable state, as quickly as possible. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call at 516-334-2927!

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