How Can Water Damage Structures?
Water damage is never an experience a property owner or tenant wishes to experience. Water is meant to stay in drainpipes, supply pipes, basins, and sinks. It should never run unabated within the dwelling or structure. Simple repairs and maintenance can help you to avoid minor to major water damage.
We do not always experience water damage from hurricanes and floods. More commonly, business and homes experience water damage from:
- small, pinhole-sized leaks in pipes
- poor grading techniques on soil
- gutter blockage
- sump pumps that may be malfunctioning
Many cases of water damage result from non-professionals attempting to remediate the problem(s) themselves without the proper equipment or experience. If left unchecked water damage can increase exponentially and will even rot out drywall and cause mold to grow. Talk with a professional like SERVPRO of Culver City / Baldwin Hills when you experience water damage to get best practices and next steps in addressing your loss.