How Water Damage Occurs

How Water Damage Occurs Ram Restoration

Have you recently discovered water damage on your property? If you’re wondering how water damage occurs, you aren’t the only one. Water damage occurs through many different means. Whether your water damage came from a burst pipe or a backed up sump pump, it can cause a lot of problems with your home or office. If you need professional water damage restoration and repair, the restoration experts at Ram Restoration are here to help. We’ll investigate the source of the initial water damage, treat the area for mold and water damage, and take steps to prevent further damage and mold growth.

Burst Pipes

Have you recently had a pipe burst? Sometimes you know right away that a pipe burst. Other times, it takes some time before you notice the burst pipe. But you’ll be able to see the water damage caused by a burst pipe by the discoloration spots on your wall near the pipes. As soon as you see or expect water damage, you’ll want to have an expert come out and look to cut down on the chance of mold growth. At Ram Restoration, we’ll treat the water damage and treat for mold, even if you don’t have visible mold growth.

Backed Up Sump Pumps

A sump pump is designed to move out excess water from your basement to prevent a flood. When your sump pump gets backed up, it makes it harder for the sump pump to move water away from the basement, making a flood likely. If you suspect a backed up sump pump is causing water damage to your home, contact Ram Restoration to stop the problem before it gets worse.

Overflowing Washing Machines

Even the best washing machines can sometimes cause a flood. If your machine overflows with water during a cycle or becomes unattached from the wall, it can cause a large amount of water to fill your space in a quick amount of time.

Plumbing Issues

Plumbing can be another reason for water damage occurring in your space. If you suspect plumbing problems, like a clogged toilet, you’ll want to contact someone to have the problem fixed before it causes water damage or mold growth.

Poor Ventilation

Poor air movement and ventilation is a cause of water damage in many spaces. If those spaces already have an increased water presence, like kitchens and bathrooms, it can increase the chance of water damage occurring. To prevent this, have the exhaust fan running during prolonged water usage, such as during showers and when you’re cooking, to prevent water damage. If it’s not possible to have exhaust fans running, like in your basement or crawl space, you’ll want to regularly check for water damage spots.

How water damage occurs varies from property to property. But one thing remains consistent: the water damage needs taken care of immediately. Since 2002, we’ve helped communities in and around Dayton with their water damage restoration and mold remediation needs. Need water damage or mold taken care of in your space? Contact the restoration and remediation professionals at Ram Restoration today.