Things That Can Leave Your Anchorage Home In Need Of Water Damage Restoration
The last thing you want to have happen to your home is water damage. Unfortunately, water damage is one of the most common disasters that interrupt life here in Anchorage. When you stop to think about all the possible sources and causes of water damage that are in our homes, it really is not all that surprising that it occurs so often. Here are just a few of the things that can leave your home in need of water damage restoration:
- Plumbing problems, like clogged drains, can cause water to overflow into your home. When the toilet or shower, tub, or sink drains get clogged, water is not able to flow where it is supposed to, resulting in water backing up and flooding. For shower and tub drains, it is important to keep them clean from hair, soap scum, and grime that often gets stuck in them. You can install drain catchers over them to help catch this type of debris before it goes down the drain and causes clogging water. If you notice slow draining in your sinks, consider using a liquid plumbing aid that can help to break up the buildup. When it comes to the toilet, you do not want clogs to result in water overflow so it is important to not flush anything but toilet paper. Throw sanitary items in the garbage, and be sure to use toilet paper sparingly to avoid unnecessary clogging.
- When an appliance malfunctions, like the dishwasher, washing machine, or water heater, it often results in water leaking all around it. Also, each of these appliances have a water supply hose that should be checked regularly to ensure the connections are tight and secure, and that the hose is not leaking. Be sure to follow manufacturer’s guidelines for proper usage, and for dishwashers and washing machines, be sure to use the right amount and type of detergent to avoid malfunction.
- Leaky pipes are another common source of water damage, especially when temperatures drop below freezing or the pressure inside the pipes gets too high. Increased pressure in pipes, whether from too much water pressure or from water expansion when it freezes, can cause pipes to leak and even burst in order to release the pressure. Pipes can also begin to corrode over time, which can lead to leaks and cracks in pipes as well. Make sure the water pressure going into your home is not above 70psi, keep your pipes from freezing in cold temperatures, and check for signs of corrosion to help prevent pipes from leaking.
These are just a few examples of causes that could leave your home in need of water damage restoration in Anchorage, and hopefully this will help you be more proactive at finding and preventing water damage from occurring. When you need water damage restoration, no matter what the cause or source, TCM Restoration is ready to respond 24/7. We know how to quickly restore your home, while making sure the problem is completely taken care of.