New Homeowners - Watch Out For These Common Causes of Water Damage
They say its a buyer’s market in the real estate industry, which means plenty of first time home buyers are making the jump from renting to property ownership. Adding in that Frisco is among the fastest growing cities in the country, plenty of individuals and families are making the move to North Texas. If this is you, congratulations! While the thought of home ownership is exciting and filled with endless possibilities of design and style; there are also endless possibilities for disasters. Below are a few common causes of water damage that SERVPRO of South Frisco / The Colony is often called to. Make sure to look out for:
1. Air Conditioners
Make sure your A/C unit is serviced regularly, at least once a year. As the A/C removes moisture from the air, it can build up in the unit and leak into the flooring and drywall, potentially ruining it and causing a mold problem.
If your dishwasher isn’t properly sealed, this could be because the latch is broken or the wrong soap was loaded. Address any leaks immediately and repair or replace your unit if needed.
3. Washing Machine
Check the underbelly of your washing machine to ensure it is not leaking beneath the unit. Performing regular checks and inspections will also go a long way in preventing more serious water damages from occurring.
4. Leaking Pipes
Probably the most obvious cause of water damage on the list. A good way to keep an eye out for leaky pipes and faucets is keeping tracking of your water bill. If you noticed a spike in the bill recently, it could be cause for concern. Contact your plumber to inspect the pipes as there could be quick fix as easy as tightening bolts.
5. Clogged Drains
Clogged drains can cause more than water damage, these issues can lead to mold growth if not properly and timely addressed. Clogged drains can cause all kinds of nasty backup problems in the toilet, showers, and sinks. The best way to avoid this stinky disaster is by calling a plumber to check your drains if they are frequently clogged.
Don’t let the excitement of home ownership keep you from the responsibilities that come with it. As fun as it is to have a space to call your own, keep in mind that it’s up to you to care for.
If you find yourself muddy waters (that’s probably not actually mud) or with any kind of water damage on your hands, feel free to call SERVPRO of South Frisco / The Colony to make all you water damage issues “Like it never even happened.”