When most folks think of water damage in the home, they picture events like severe storms and floods as the cause. Flooding triggered by weather, however, is actually one of the least common causes of water damage. The water damage our ServiceMaster by QuickResponse technicians encounter most often is produced by problems that occurred within the home. Fortunately, we offer emergency water damage restoration services in Green Bay, WI.
As winter approaches, burst pipes may become more of a worry when it comes to water damage in your home. While burst pipes are often a problem when temperatures fall below freezing, there are some other common causes of water damage you should keep in mind year round:
- Flooding Sinks: Clogged drains, leaky faucets, and cracked sink basins can all lead to a water damage event that can seriously harm or ruin your floors, walls, and ceilings. Even a tiny, steady drip can lead to extensive damage.
- Fire Sprinklers: If your home smoke detectors trigger your ceiling sprinklers, you could end up with a very soggy house. Even a small kitchen mishap involving burnt toast can leave your home a watery mess. Without proper water removal, drying, and damage restoration, sprinklers could also turn your home into a damp environment perfect for mold growth.
- Post-fire: Depending on the size and type of fire, firefighters can pump a tremendous amount of water onto and into your home to save it from burning to the ground. Once the fire is out and the firefighters have cleaned up as best as possible, water damage specialists need to begin work on your severely water damaged home as soon as possible.
- Broken Pipes: Frozen and burst pipes may only come with winter temperatures, but broken pipes can occur any time of the year. All it takes is for an old pipe or pipe connecter to corrode or fail, and you may be sitting on top of a flooded basement or crawl space.
Though water damage and flooding can seem devastating, help is close at hand. Just contact ServiceMaster by QuickResponse for emergency water damage restoration services in Green Bay, WI.