Don’t Let Plumbing Flood Your Home - Let Us Check Your Pipes!
There are many threats to your home’s safety and efficiency, and water damage is one of the biggest! Moisture accumulation of any kind can severely compromise your home and lead to things like mold and mildew growth, wood rot, and structural issues. One of the common ways that water damage occurs in residential homes is due to plumbing leaks and flooding. When these things happen, it’s often fast—burst pipes can pour gallons and gallons of water into your home within minutes.
Here at MidAmerica Basement Systems, we often see plumbing problems in people’s homes, and know too well the extensive and costly damage that these leaks can cause. Thankfully, we’re here to help you clean up water damage in your Davenport home, as well as avoid future flooding. Plumbing floods can come from a variety of areas in your home, and you should be aware of a few of the common causes:
- Leaking water heaters: On average, water heaters last about 7 years, so it’s smart to have yours inspected and maintained regularly. Water heaters are designed to refill themselves automatically, so if your water heater is failing, it will continue to leak indefinitely when hooked up to a water supply. A leaking water heater can cause serious basement water damage.
- Failing washing machine hoses: When the washer is in use, the washer hoses can sustain a lot of water pressure. Most old-fashioned rubber hoses cannot withstand high pressures, especially if you use your washer often. If the hose or coupling were to fail or burst, you could be left with hundreds of gallons of water in your home very quickly.
- Burst water lines or pipes: It may be harder to detect a failing water line or pipe, but these are common causes of flooding. Pipes can burst at any point, and could be hiding in your walls or under your basement floor.
Plumbing floods can pour gallons and gallons of water into your home in a short amount of time, and could result in serious damage to your personal belongings and even the structure of your home.
MidAmerica Basement Systems is proud to offer the best basement waterproofing in Davenport, so you can rest well knowing your home is safe and sound. Get in touch with us today for your free estimate!