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Causes of Water Damage


Water damage takes many shapes and can harm even the most equipped business or homeowner. Different water damage circumstances deserve different answers. Whatever the origin or scale of water damage in your home, Paul Davis Emergency Services act quickly and efficiently.

Continue for more about several of the most common causes of water damage here:

Natural Causes

Serious weather can test any building’s integrity. If weather gets dangerous, water becomes a strong force. Whether it’s a flood, tornado, or winter storm, when water hits your home or business, it becomes a serious matter. No one can be prepared for a problem like this, but when something goes wrong, our expertise is available.

Flooding in the Basement

Basements are a target for runoff water, be it from precipitation, roof damage, a broken sump pump, or other sources. It just takes one ding in the basement for moisture to invade. Paul Davis specialists are highly qualified to eliminate water from basements, sanitize and preserve your home goods, and dry everything effectively to lessen the damage. Our team doesn’t stop until we know that the task is complete.

Problems from Sewage Leaks

Sewage back up is not just nasty, it’s dangerous. Black or grey water contamination spreads pathogens that can lead to infection. Flooding from sewer blockages can be considered a crisis and be dealt with right away. Qualified Paul Davis technicians inspect and eliminate the damage from the backup and any stagnant water damage may have occurred. Our equipment and specialized education will eliminate the issues with safety and speed.

Appliance Malfunctions & Busted Pipes

If your faucet, bathtub, washing machine or other appliance leaks, the outcome can range from bothersome to hazardous. Standing water left on the floor can seep into the foundation, and pool in hard-to-reach places. You then cause wood damage and invite a mold infestation. If your water damage comes from toilet or kitchen overflow, you additionally risk spreading microbes. Have a specialist investigate the situation to prevent additional expenses down the road.

Firefighting Runoff

It’s bad enough for your home to sustain fire damage, but it’s worse to be left with water damage after the fire. In the process of extinguishing a home fire, your home or business can be left soaked. Such a one-two punch of home damage can leave your area devastated. Paul Davis has the skills to eliminate any fire or water damage remaining.