New Homeowners: Watch for These Common Causes of Water Damage -Georgetown County 29440
They say it's a buyer's market in the real estate industry, which means plenty of first time home buyers are making the jump from renting to property ownership. If this is you, congratulations! While homeownership's thought is exciting and filled with endless possibilities of design and dreams of the memories you'll create in your new space, there are also endless possibilities for all kinds of disasters to occur. Below are a few common causes of water damage that SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County is often called to. Make sure to look out for:
- Air Conditioners
Make sure your A/C unit is serviced regularly, at least once a year. As the A/C removes moisture from the air, it can build up in the unit and leak into the flooring and drywall, potentially ruining it and causing a mold problem.
If your dishwasher isn't properly sealed, this could be because the latch is broken or the wrong soap was loaded. Address any leaks immediately and repair or replace your unit if needed.
- Washing Machine
Check the underbelly of your washing machine to ensure it is not leaking beneath the unit. Performing regular checks and inspections will also go a long way in preventing more serious water damages from occurring.
- Leaking Pipes
Probably the most obvious cause of water damage on the list. A good way to keep an eye out for leaky pipes and faucets is keeping track of your water bill. If you noticed a spike in the bill recently, it could be cause for concern. Contact your plumber to inspect the pipes as there could be a quick fix as easy as tightening bolts.
- Clogged Drains
Clogged drains can cause more than water damage. These issues can lead to mold growth if not properly and timely addressed. Clogged drains can cause all kinds of nasty backup problems in the toilet, showers, and sinks. The best way to avoid this stinky disaster is by calling a plumber to check your drains if they are frequently clogged.
Don't let the excitement of homeownership keep you from the responsibilities that come with it. However, if you find yourself in muddy waters (that's probably not actually mud) or with any water damage on your hands, feel free to call SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County to make all your water damage issues "Like it never even happened."