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Water Damage and its Causes


Water Damage and its Causes 

Water damage takes many forms ranging from water intrusions and overflows to storm surges, accumulated water condensation, and seepage. The nature and cause of the water damage will often dictate the appropriate response. As a full-service water damage and restoration company, we can handle all forms of water damage including:

  • Broken water pipes
  • Water intrusion from roof leaks, window leaks, backed up rain gutters, skylights, vents and other openings
  • Overflows
  • Plumbing leaks from water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers and other appliances
  • Groundwater seepage and basement flooding
  • Condensation due to poor ventilation or HVAC system issues
  • Natural flooding

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

The Importance of a Prompt Response

No matter what caused the water damage, a prompt response is essential. Standing water can affect carpets and furnishings, warp or rot building materials and structures, damage electrical systems, ruin insulation, raise indoor humidity levels and create conditions conducive to mold and mildew. Containing, removing and drying the water quickly is essential, as is taking emergency measures to stop the flow of water.