Top Causes of Residential Water Damage

Broken pipes, heavy rain, and floods, oh my! These are just some of the many reasons why water damage occurs in homes throughout the world. Once the damage has been done, there’s nothing that can really be done to prevent it from becoming worse.

However, you can use this experience as a learning opportunity for the future, and lower the risks of it happening again. Here are some of the top causes of residential water damage to be on the look for.

Broken pipes. This is a very common problem in many of today’s households, and can be easily prevented if you know what you’re looking for. Walk through your home and give all pipes and hoses a thorough inspection. It’s important to look for any wear and tear that could lead to further damage and irreversible consequences. Water pipes and hoses may experience severe deterioration overtime, but you can lower the risks of any bursts or leaks from happening by replacing any old pipes and hoses with PVC piping, metal braided washing machine lines, and copper pipes.

Accidents. Pay attention to the water flow in your home when you are filling the bathtub or running the water faucet. It’s easy to become distracted and wander away from the kitchen or bathroom. Even if you are going to do something “really quick”, it’s much better to wait to leave the room until the water faucet stops. Keeping an eye on your water supply will also help to reduce your water bill, too!

Heavy storms. Living in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding area means never really knowing what to expect with the weather. However, whenever there is a storm, the DFW Metroplex seems to get a fair share of extreme weather conditions. And although we don’t receive as much rain as we’d wish for, there’s always a possibility of flooding whenever we do get some precipitation in the area. Flash flooding is rare in our location, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

If you experience any water damage in your home, it’s best to contact a professional water damage restoration service company as soon as possible. If you don’t take action, you’re putting your home, and your health, at risk. Put your trust in ChemDry for water extraction and damage restoration.

Cornerstone Chem-Dry is available throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for water related emergencies around the clock. For more information about Cornerstone Chem-Dry and our complete list of services, check out our website at

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