Water damage can be caused by many factors. A leaky roof, rotten window caulking, or a damaged home foundation can result in water entering your home and ruining your furniture, drywall, electrical system, and virtually anything else it touches. However, some of the most serious water damage issues are caused by broken plumbing . Here’s a look at some different causes of plumbing-related water damage you may encounter as a homeowner:
- Hidden Pipe Leaks
Pipe leaks of any kind can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, but hidden leaks are much more serious. Damaged plumbing can be hidden behind walls, floors, or even your foundation, making it impossible to visually determine where the leak originates. If you suspect a hidden pipe leak, call a plumbing service for professional leak detection.
- Sump Pump Failure
When you have a problem with foundation or basement leaks, your sump pump can help you manage water infiltration and keep your home dry and mold-free. However, a failed sump pump can make managing water infiltration impossible, allowing water to gush into your home through cracks and leaks in your slab or basement.
- Backed-Up Drains
Finally, water damage can occur when your drains get backed up. This issue can occur because of clogs in your plumbing system or backflow from the sewer main. Plumbing back-ups can cause unsafe sewage to surge back into your home, turning it into a smelly and contaminated zone.
To properly handle these and other plumbing issues, make sure you have a plumbing professional inspect the problem as soon as possible. All Plumbing, Inc. provides professional plumbing services throughout the Arlington, VA area. We specialize in hydrojetting, water main repair, drain cleaning, and basic plumbing services. Give us a call at (571) 451-2971 for 24-hour emergency plumbing repair.