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Common Causes of Water Damage2018-10-26T20:15:36+00:00

Common Causes Of Water Damage

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Common Causes of Water Damage

Whether you’ve discovered water flooding from the washing machine or a burst pipe in the bathroom, we know there’s no such thing as a typical water emergency. Here are some common causes of water damage.

Overflowing plumbing systems (sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs)

Whether it’s due to human error or faulty piping, we often see homes that have been flooded by an overflowing plumbing fixture. This type of flooding can quickly seep into your flooring and walls, often spreading into bedrooms or living room areas.

Sewage backup

For many homeowners, a sewer backup is a nightmare come true. Sewer backups are biological hazards and expose you and members of your home to bacteria and microbes that can cause serious illness. If this incident occurs, it’s imperative that you leave the area for your safety.

Groundwater flooding and storm damage

Although Los Angeles County does not have a rainy season, the rain always seems to catch us off guard. Due to the infrequent rains, we may not always know about the areas that water can enter the home, which may lead to water leaks from the roof, walls, or entryways.

Leaky pipes

Leaky pipes can leak under your floorboards or in hard to find places, making them difficult to detect until it’s too late. Often a leaky pipe that has been dripping for a long time can lead to mold and hazardous particles.

If you think you’re experiencing any of the above, please call us for a free, no-commitment necessary, assessment of your home. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry! A water damage restoration company will not only be able to help restore your home but will also specialize in helping you find areas of vulnerability that could potentially pose a problem to you in the future.

Emergency Tips

If you’re dealing with water damage, you may feel the need to take immediate action. It’s important to educate yourself on water damage to avoid worsening the situation. Review these basic tips on what you can do right now to protect yourself as well as your clothing, furniture, and belongings.

Our Work Process

Water damage can be quite an unsettling experience for you and your family, which is why we are committed to honest communication and transparency. From the first contact to water extraction to drying we’ve customized our process to meet your needs and restore your home.

Claims & Insurance

Water damage is difficult to deal with, even without the pressure of filing an insurance claim. We have over a decade of experience working with claims and insurance companies, and we’ll become your trusted partner, helping you to navigate the process with your insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your water damage restoration cost is completely dependent on the severity of the damage. The final price tag will be determined by a variety of factors such as: cost of cleaning, the size of the damaged area, the type of water causing the damage, the cost of labor and restoration materials. The national average water damage restoration cost is $2,580. Of course, your restoration may cost as little as $1,000 or in excess of $8,000. To put these prices in perspective, drywall that was damaged with category 1 water could cost around $2,000 to repair. By contrast, a basement flooded with category 3 water, also known as black water, may cost $7,000 to repair. The only way to get an exact cost estimate is to reach out to a water damage restoration professional who will inspect the property. Visit our costs page for a more detailed explanation.

From your walls, to ceilings, to underneath wet flooring, water stains are a common problem for homeowners. To help you locate your water damage, we’ve put together a list of common water damage locations.

Do you suspect mold in your home? If you’ve recently experienced water damage or even minor flooding, you should be on the lookout for mold. Any situation that creates moisture, such as spills underneath the refrigerator, leaks under sinks, and damp basements will create the ideal environment for growth. Mold needs moisture and an organic substance called cellulose to grow. Cellulose can be found in almost any building material in your home, such as wood, carpeting, furniture, drywall and even your furniture. If you cannot see the mold, but you can smell an unpleasant, musty odor, it’s likely that there is mold hiding out of sight. Visit our common areas of mold growth page to learn where mold is most likely hiding in your home.

What Our Clients Say

“Michael dealt with our insurance company for us and got them to pay us for the entire project including the repairs! which saved us a huge headache! We were truly blown away by his level of professionalism. Water damage restoration in Los Angeles is a stressful process, but this team made sure that we were happy with the process every step of the way. So pleased with the work!”

JOANNE ROBERTSON • LOS ANGELES

“With the storm that hit LA recently, part of our ceiling in the living room caved in and unleashed all kinds of havoc. We were recommended Bright Restoration by a friends and we weren’t disappointed. From the moment these guys came to our home, we could tell they were experienced and professional. We felt safe in their hands every step of the process and you will too. Thanks, guys!”

LILLY MCKEON • SHERMAN OAKS

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