Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home, Part 1

As a homeowner in Round Rock, you have invested a significant amount of money and time into creating a comfortable home where you can enjoy quality time with your family and friends, relax after a hard day at work, and enjoy peace of mind in knowing your home is safe and secure. Yet, there are many different factors that are both keeping your home safe and comfortable that, when they fail, can wreak havoc on your property, and threaten your health and safety. One of the most destructive forces in our homes is water.

Having constant access to clean water that is used for bathing, drinking, cooking, and cleaning belongings is something many of take for granted these days. While having constant access to clean, flowing water, thanks to revolutions in technology and plumbing, is a huge blessing, it can also spell disaster if an appliance fails, a pipe breaks, or that weekend DIY project that you undertook should have actually been taken care of by a professional. Water damage can lead to total losses of home and property, as water can destroy surfaces, walls, ceilings, and other elements of your home. Water can also lead to hazardous mold and mildew growth and contamination that can threaten you, your loved ones, and your pets.

In today’s blog post, let’s explore some of the most common causes of water damage in the home. This will help you spot a potential plumbing problem so you know when it’s time to call Mojica Plumbing for a quick and effective solution.

Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems can spring up without any notice. Oftentimes, plumbing problems are harder to detect because the issues typically occur within the walls or underneath the surfaces of your home. Kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are the most common areas where plumbing problems occur, yet, other areas of the home can be also be damaged as a result of these issues. Anything from a backed-up toilet to an overflowing bathtub or sink can cause mild to severe damage to your home and belongings.

Human Error

We humans are far from perfect, and all it takes is one simple mistake to create disastrous effects in the home. Years of pouring excess cooking grease, cooking fats, coffee grounds, eggshells, and pasta down the drain have a tendency to catch up with homeowners who do this on a regular basis. These products can build up deep in your pipes and cause a backup in your sink that could, if the buildup is severe enough, cause a water backup that could flood your kitchen floor. Another common mistake people make is flushing products down the toilet that can cause your toilet to back up and overflow. Flushing items like baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, diapers, Q-tips, cotton balls, and paper towels can lead to your bathroom being flooded. Just don’t it.

Clogged Floor Drains

Drains can become clogged by soap scum, grease, hair, and other types of debris. When this happens, your drains quite draining. Any drain in your home is susceptible to becoming clogged, but floor drains can result in rooms filled with standing water. This can ruin your flooring, your walls, your electric system, and any number of your belongings.

Malfunctioning Appliances

Unfortunately, you’ve probably experienced a malfunctioning appliance at one time or another. Dishwashers and washing machines are the most common appliances to go haywire, causing water to leak or burst onto your floors. Not only are you left in need of an appliance repair or replacement, but you’re also left with a huge mess to clean up.

Call Your Trusted Plumbers

In the unfortunate case that you experience one or more of these damaging water issues in your home, you can count on Mojica Plumbing, one of the most reliable plumbing companies in Round Rock, to fix any plumbing problem, big or small. What’s more, we offer video inspections as a preventative measure for protecting your home from unexpected plumbing issues that can’t always be seen at the surface. Call the Mojica Plumbing and Drain Cleaning team today and let us solve your plumbing problem.

Be sure to tune in to part two of our blog series to learn more about the common causes of water damage in the home.