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Common Causes of Water Damage in Fayetteville Homes

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Sump pump failure causes significant properly damage in Fayetteville.

Understanding the common causes of water damage related emergencies can help you be prepared. 

All households require proper knowledge to prepare adequately for potential water damage in Fayetteville. For example, did you know that the average age of a sump pump is only 10 years old? Some appliances, plumbing and pumps in your home can develop problems, work less efficiently and even fail over the years. SERVPRO of Fayetteville has identified some of the common causes of water damage in the typical home.

Some of these include blocked drain lines, broken pipes inside walls, failing pumps and malfunction appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.

One cause is blocked drain lines which can cause significant property damage. Drain lines can handle large amounts of water as compared to other plumbing in the home. In the event that the pipes become obsolete or overwhelmed, they often burst and release plenty of water to the homes.

Another cause of water damage is failing plumbing including pumps. These include water pumps, sump pumps, and sewage pumps, to mention a few. Industry experts state that the average age of a household sump pump is only 10 years. When there is a power outage or when these pumps develop malfunctions or faults, their functionality is compromised which then causes extensive property damage.  

The appliances in your home are will probably not last forever and when they fail this can lead to extensive property damage. Washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers are prone to deterioration and can fail. This subsequently makes them more likely to cause water damage.  If you experience a water damage related emergency it is critical that the water is removed quickly and properly by a certified team of experts. SERVPRO of Fayetteville is locally owned and operated and is ready to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you suffer from water damage as a result, contact SERVPRO.

Call us! (910) 860-1163. 

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