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3 Common Causes of Indoor Flooding

Indoor Flooding

An indoor flood is one of the worst disasters you can encounter as a homeowner. Not only can it occur when you least expect it, but the floodwater can be hazardous for your home and health. Recovering from this catastrophe can also be challenging since the damage it inflicts can devastate your entire property.

However, you can prevent this disaster from happening if you’re aware of the three most common causes of indoor flooding, which are:

1. Leaking and Damaged Pipes

Leaking and Damaged Pipes

A broken pipe is the most obvious cause of an indoor flood. However, it doesn’t mean that you should take it lightly. A pipe that’s cracked or leaking can suddenly burst and fill your home with water in a matter of minutes. As such, if any of your pipes are damaged, it's best to have them properly sealed and repaired as soon as possible.

2. Clogged Plumbing System

Clogged Plumbing System

It’s crucial that water is able to flow freely to and from your property. If there’s something obstructing the flow, water can get backed up – causing your toilets, sinks, and sewage system to overflow.

There are several indicators that will tell you that your pipes are clogged. These include:

  • Gurgling drains
  • Bathroom starting to smell like sewage
  • Pools of sewage forming in the yard
  • The water coming out of the showers and faucets is weak

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, do whatever you can to remove the blockage ASAP.

3. Malfunctioning Dishwasher or Washing Machine

Malfunctioning Dishwasher or Washing Machine

Your dishwasher and washing machine makes it easier to accomplish your chores. However, if they’re worn or damaged, they can flood your home the moment you turn them on. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to have these appliances frequently serviced. A well-maintained dishwasher or washing machine is less likely to leak.

Now that you’re familiar with the three most common causes of indoor flooding, you can spot them earlier and address them accordingly. However, not all plumbing issues can be easily fixed. That’s why, if you think that the situation is beyond your control, contact Romexterra Construction Inc.

Our company has been in the restoration business since 2003 and offers quality water damage restoration services in the greater Chicagoland areas. We have the skill, experience, and the necessary equipment to handle all types of plumbing issues, including the ones that weren’t mentioned on this list.

Plus, our fully licensed and certified technicians are highly trained to restore your damaged pipe back to its original state fast. With our help, it’s certain that you’ll return to normal living conditions much sooner.

Romexterra’s services are available 24/7 so don’t hesitate to reach us at 312-313-2426. Our customer service representatives will dispatch our emergency response team the moment we receive your call.