Common Causes of Flooding in Homes
Flooding can happen easily and is more than just a mere inconvenience. Floods in the home are quite dangerous and can cost a homeowner in extensive repairs. Manteca and Modesto homeowners are especially prone to flooding as riverbanks swell, however, flooding doesn’t arise only from bad weather.
Here are six of the most common causes of flooding in the home:
- Clogged Rain Gutters
If gutters are clogged, they can’t do their job. Rain gutters are supposed to allow water to drain from the roof. When a heavy rainfall presents itself, gutters should be clean of dirt and debris.
- Broken Pipes
It only takes a few minutes for a broken pipe to flood a home. Pay attention and look for any minor leaks and know where your main shut off valve is should a busted pipe occur.
- Poor Drainage
Poor drainage goes without saying. If the water sources in your home do not drain properly then flooding is likely. If you notice a slow drain contact a plumber right away.
Make sure that your appliances are properly connected. Make sure there are no leaks or blocks in plumbing that lead to appliances.
- Foundation Issues
If your home has foundation damage, water can easily enter through floors. Come fall season, take a walk around your home’s premises and see if you note any cracks or damage in your house’s foundation.
There is not much you can do about weather caused flooding besides staying aware, having an emergency weather plan, and following any local warnings. Following the steps mentioned will help should you have heavy rainfall.
If flooding does occur, call our professional mitigation and restoration team to help dry the area and restore your home back to pre-flood conditions. We will take care of the water damage in your home ‘like it never happened’.