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Common Causes of Flood Damage

Common Causes of Flood Damage

Flood damage can happen for various reasons. Should your home be in trouble, call North Arundel Contracting!

In this time of wet, rainy, cold weather, everyone wants to simply huddle indoors where it’s warm. The last thing anyone wants to happen is that an unpleasant leak creeps in, followed by a puddle, and then a house flood. Where on earth did that flood damage come from? If you’re wondering what the cause could be, or if you’re hoping to prevent such a disaster, read on to find the common causes of flood damage.

Poor Drainage

If there’s a clog in your drainage system indoors or outdoors, it will cause water to collect and possibly damage your home. If you have a pesky drain clog in the shower, sink, or toilet, for example, you’ll want to take care of it as soon as possible. Likewise, gutters clogged with leaves could cause water to collect near the foundation, causing cracking and possibly basement flooding.

Broken Pipes

One small leak in your plumbing could lead to a serious mess. You can tell if there’s a leaky pipe if you notice wetness on the drywall or ceiling, although a bust can happen so quickly that you see a whole room become flooded. North Arundel Contracting can help you get back your home right away if this happens.

Leaky Roofing

It doesn’t hurt to have your roof inspected once every two years, especially after a strong storm. Missing shingles could mean there’s a hole in your roof that will cause definite damage during heavy rain. If your ceiling has water damage, the roof could be to blame.

Broken Appliances

A malfunctioning dishwasher, refrigerator, or laundry machine could leave you with a massive puddle in your kitchen or laundry room. You can likely detect a problem with your appliance before a major breakdown and have it serviced or replaced. Otherwise, it could be a malfunction with your water heater. One should always have it regularly serviced to prevent a disaster.

The Weather

The last common cause is something none can really prevent. Proper grading of the land can assist in keeping your home above water, and a sump pump can keep basements dry, but otherwise, a flood will do what a flood does. Should one affect your home, call North Arundel Contracting.


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