Galveston Water Damage Emergencies

You never know when a water damage emergency will happen in Galveston. Water damage can come from anything like a leaking water line, cracked appliance hoses to overflowing tubs, sinks or toilets. Water overflows can cause serious damage to your Galveston home, especially if the water isn’t removed and the damage repaired as soon as possible. Trust us, at ServiceMaster By Century, our team has seen what water damage can do when it is left alone for too long. Water damage disasters can cause mold growth in your home, in as little as 24-48 hours.

Here are a few tips to help you maintain your appliances and reduce the chance of water damage in your home.

Overflowing tubs or sinks

Never leave the room while the water is running. It’s easy to become distracted these days and forgetting to turn off the water can cause you a serious soggy problem in just a few minutes. Water overflow caused by tubs, sinks, and toilets can cause serious problems with your flooring, carpeting, and rugs. Serious overflow in an upper level of a home may even rundown the walls or leak through the ceiling causing even more damage downstairs. If the water damage is not cleaned up completely and quickly it may even damage the structure of your home. Remember to always keep an eye on running faucets.

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Malfunctioning appliances

The appliances that we have in the kitchen are often taken for granted, but a malfunctioning appliance such as a dishwasher can cause water damage to the cabinetry, lead to warped wood or mold growth. If there is water in the kitchen where it shouldn’t be you can be sure that there is also water that is hidden that you cannot see. It is the water that you cannot see that has the potential to cause you the most trouble.

Broken water lines

If a water line starts to leak or breaks in your Galveston home, it could cause you a lot of trouble. Water lines wear out over time from the changes in water pressure or even sudden temperature changes can cause the lines to crack or break. Even a pinpoint leak can cause a lot of trouble over time. Inspect your home for any signs of water damage, monitor your water bill for any signs of increased water usage with no apparent reason for it. The sooner you spot the problem the easier it is to repair and restore. If you have a cracked or leaking water line call in the professionals immediately.

Sewer Troubles

Sewer damage is usually caused by tree roots blocking your sewer pipes, older sewer lines that have broken down over time, or an overflow from the city sewer lines. When dealing with contaminated water it is extremely important to keep your family away from the affected area. Call in the professionals immediately, they will have the equipment to safely clean up the disaster and restore your home as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, there is no way to completely avoid water damage it is not a question of “if” but “when” will water damage affect your and your family. Being diligent and checking appliances and water lines regularly will help you to reduce the amount of damage that your home incurs due to water. We hope you will consider calling ServiceMaster By Century for all of your water damage emergencies.