No one likes to come home from a long day at work and find that their refrigerator has leaked all over the kitchen floor or that there is water leaking elsewhere from an unidentified source. Unfortunately, not all clogged drains, leaky pipes, and water damage repairs can be avoided. But thankfully, the experts at Zona Restoration know that there are specific things you can watch for that may help to prevent most of them. Below are four of the most common sources of water damage we find in homes across the Tempe, AZ, area.

4 Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

1. Leaking Appliances

Older or malfunctioning appliances can wreak havoc on flooring, cabinetry, electrical wiring, and more. For instance, broken gaskets and doors in dishwashers can cause a small flood in your kitchen. Older washing machines often have leaky hoses that can splatter water all over your utility room. Refrigerator drain lines can leak, leaving you with a big mess to clean up.

2. Clogged Drains

Bathroom and kitchen drains can all become clogged with dirt, grease, hair, food, and other debris. If these clogs are not cleared, problems can arise within your plumbing system. Overflowing toilets, leaky kitchen pipes, and clogged bathtub drains can result in quite a bit of water damage throughout your home.

3. Problematic HVAC Units

HVAC units that are not cleaned or inspected regularly can cause water leaks. These leaks can result in water damage throughout your home. Frozen evaporator coils, pipes that are not connected correctly, or a clogged drain are all common problems we see in HVAC units. 

4. Leaking Water

Water can easily leak into your home through cracks and tiny spaces in the roof, walls, and floor. If you suspect or notice signs of water leaking into your Tempe area home, check the aforementioned areas for a possible source of a troublesome leak.

Rely on the Experts at Zona

Zona Restoration specializes in water damage cleanup and restoration services in Tempe, AZ, and all nearby areas. If you’re in need of these services, call our office today at (480) 656-3999 to request an estimate. We also provide other home restoration services such as asbestos abatement and removal, fire and smoke restoration, lead testing and removal, and duct cleaning.

Source: “7 Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage.” Web article. BMS CAT. 16 Dec. 2019. Web. 01 Apr. 2021.