Dallas water damage usually occurs in areas where we use and handle water daily, such as utility rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. However, other areas of the home may also be predisposed to water damage. Your basement is susceptible to accidental water damage if the water heater or washing machine is stored there. Builders occasionally place water heaters in the attic, which may not be the best location, as it does not allow for easy maintenance. Damages can be sustained to the ceiling, attic, as well as the rest of the house if rainstorms, heavy snow or hail damages the roof and it leaks.
Dallas water damage takes place when appliances leak, toilets overflow, sewer backs up, crawl spaces and basements flood. Our homes have various pipe connections throughout, especially where we do not see them. They are behind walls, under sinks, in the back of appliances, in the attic and also in the basement. However, out of site does not have to be out of mind. If we do not monitor and inspect our homes regularly for potential water damages, we will not be able to prevent water damage mishaps. Of course we should not go tearing down walls to inspect potentially burst and leaking water pipes, but we should do what we can, and visually check and replace or repair damaged roof shingles, pipes and appliances as needed. We could also be aware of musty odors, which may indicate the presence of mold due to water damage.
Our homes are full of areas where potential leaks, spills and floods can cause water damage. Some of these water damage mishaps are unavoidable, but to be proactive, asking a Dallas water damage restoration professional to go over your property and inspect the premises for hidden trouble spots may be a wise investment that may prevent water damages and their ensuing repair costs.