Flooding is more than just an inconvenience; it can cause serious damage to your home and even your health if water damage is not properly controlled. While it can be difficult to predict, you can still take steps to educate yourself on where water damage is likely to start, leaving you better prepared to handle the aftermath.
The bathroom is one of the most common places where flooding occurs due to the number of water sources that are contained within a small space (sinks, toilets, and bathtubs/showers). These sources are each connected to pipes, which can easily become clogged or spring a leak. Flooding in this area can also be problematic as bathrooms are often located on an upper level. Water may begin to seep through the floor and the ceiling below, damaging your home's structural integrity.
During heavy rain, basements are the first areas to collect water since they are closest to ground level and have a variety of entry points for water. Your basement is especially at risk if you live next to a lake, pond, or river. Basements also tend to house many water sources such as water heaters, washing machines, sump pumps, and even entire bathrooms.
3. Roofs & Attics
Flooding can occur in your attic due to a damaged roof from stormy weather or from normal wear and tear over the years. The most common cause of attic flooding is damaged flashing, which is a galvanized sheet metal, aluminum, or copper material that acts as a sealer in between the joints of your roof to prevent water from penetrating the surface. Broken shingles, improper installation of roof materials, and clogged gutters are all issues that can allow water into your home.
At Menold, we understand that a quick response is critical to minimize damage and prevent mold, lingering odors, and structural problems to your home. That's why our water damage experts are available to you 24/7 to restore your home and your life. Call us today at 877-636-6537 to see how we can help.