Water Damage Restoration
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, water damage is almost always an unexpected event to homeowners. That’s why we make ourselves available to Memphis area customers 24/7. When disaster strikes, there is no such thing as good timing.
It happens to all of us!
We work with them all!
There are many common causes of water damage that can happen throughout your home or building. Usually, you’ll find that a slowly progressing leak or some kind of standing water has been slowly deteriorating your home.
A few of the main causes that the RCI service technicians notice regularly are:
- Leaky water heater plumbing. Annual inspections of plumbing should be done, ensuring all plumbing is correctly adhered/situated. When possible, install water heaters in an area of your home with a floor drain to minimize damage. Unfortunately, most of the Memphis area homes store water heaters in the attic, potentially causing major damage. This is where regular inspections can help you prevent that damage.
- Clogged AC drain lines. Check your air conditioning drain lines twice a year, once before you turn it on, and once after the season is over. Ensure that drains are cleared to prevent damage or leaks.
- Washing machine hose leaks. Inspect the washing machine hoses at least once per year, and remember that these hoses need to be replaced every 5 years. If you notice any bulging or cracking, replace immediately to prevent any leaks or unnecessary damage.
- Refrigerator ice machine leaks. Hoses that are corroded or cracked, usually located behind the fridge, should be replaced. Inspect annually or whenever you pull the fridge out to clean.
While water damage is unexpected, we constantly tell our customers that prevention and awareness is key. Make a list of simple, often looked-over tasks like inspecting hose connections to anything water related, or any other potential home hazard, and complete it once a year. It shouldn’t take any longer than a few hours and the knowledge you’ll gain about your home and appliances will help you decide which steps you should take to prevent any unnecessary damage to your biggest investment, your home.