Common Causes of Water Damage

Common Causes of Water Damage

Water damage is something you don’t want in your home. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. At Ram Restoration, we’ve found some of the common causes of water damage in people’s homes. By recognizing the signs of water damage, you can prevent more extensive damage to your home. Should water damage occur in your home, Ram Restoration is here to help restore the damaged area.

Burst Pipes

When a pipe bursts in your home, you have a limited amount of time to fix the problem until water damage and mold growth sets in. Mold growth starts within 24 to 48 hours. Getting in touch with a restoration company is crucial in this time frame to minimize the damage to your home.

Pipes burst for a variety of reasons. Whether the weather is too cold and the pipes freeze or too much pressure causes the pipes to burst, there are many reasons your pipes may burst. Whatever the reason for a burst pipe, the earlier you call a restoration company, the better.

Water Buildup

When your pipes burst, typically some kind of water buildup happens. If the water sits there for an extended period of time, water damage starts. It’s important to remove the water as soon as you notice it. The earlier the water is caught, the easier cleanup is. At Ram Restoration, we work with you from beginning to end. We also work with you to start the sanitation process to make sure no one gets sick from the water damage and mold growth that happens.

Weather-Related Issues

Mother nature also plays a role in common causes of water damage. During periods of heavy rain, homes are at-risk of water damage. When rain happens multiple days in a row, keep an eye on how your home is handling it. Make sure your gutters are clear and your downspouts are moving water far enough away from the foundation of your home.

Broken Sump Pumps

In addition to making sure gutters and downspouts do their jobs during periods of high rain, you also need to make your sump pump works. Sump pumps work to get water away from your home. From time to time, sump pumps may not work as well as they’re supposed to. If your sump pump is broken, water isn’t moving away from your home. It’s actually backing up, leading to standing water. The more standing water, the higher the likelihood of water damage. Prevent water damage stemming from a sump pump backup by regularly testing it. Pour water into the sump pump. If it kicks on, it works properly and you don’t need to do anything else.

Water damage to your home is frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be a source of stress. By recognizing these common causes of water damage, you know what to look for when heavy rains happen. At Ram Restoration, we work with you from start to finish to get your home back to pre-damage condition. Let us show you what we can do for you. Give us a call to get started now.