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June 22, 2023

If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably aware of the damage that’s caused by any amount of unwanted water in the home. Being educated about some of the most common causes of water damage can help you maintain your home without sustaining any harmful long-term effects. Here are three of the most common home water damage causes we’ve seen in Rochester homes:

Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes

Structural damage

When any amount of moisture enters your home, it is often the result of a structural issue. There are many visible signs of moisture, including water stains on walls and ceilings; water pressure disturbances; and mold and bacteria. Ignoring these signs can result in these issues worsening over time and causing significant water damage to many areas of your home, as well as serious health hazards.

Sump pump problems

Malfunctioning or broken sump pumps are one of the most prevalent causes of flooding in basements. From damaged property to mold and mildew, sump pump problems can have devasting effects on your home. To prevent this type of flooding, it’s important to perform regular inspections of your sump pump, have repairs made promptly, and replace your pump once it’s reached its lifespan.

Damaged pipes

Old or damaged pipes, especially in aged homes, are often the cause of water seeping into your walls – creating major damage to your flooring and foundation. It’s recommended to have a professional regularly check your pipes’ insulation to make the pipes are functioning properly, especially during the winter month when they can freeze and rupture in as little as a few hours.

At Storm Basement Waterproofing in Rochester, we can address all the home water damage causes above and more. From sump pump installations to foundation repairs, our team is qualified to handle all your water damage concerns. To learn more about our services, please contact a member of our team at (585) 622-2717.

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