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Common Causes of Water Damage in Kitchener

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

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Understanding Water Damage and Its Causes in Kitchener, CA

The famous lines 'water, water, everywhere' take on a different meaning when you find yourself uttering them in your home or office, signaling a troublesome situation – likely water damage. In Kitchener, various factors can lead to water damage, including:

  1. Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  2. Clogged pipes
  3. Leaking roofs
  4. Broken toilet pipes
  5. Heavy rain
  6. Snow or ice accumulation

The extent of water damage hinges on the volume of water and the underlying cause.

Prompt action is crucial, as delaying the cleanup process can result in more extensive damage, leading to higher repair costs once the cleanup is completed.

Water Damage Categories in Kitchener:

  1. Clean water: Typically from overflowing sinks or malfunctioning appliances, this water doesn't pose an immediate threat to people. However, it can become contaminated once it stops flowing.
  1. Gray water: Initially contaminated, this water originates from sources like broken toilets or sump pumps. It may not appear dirty at first, but it can turn brown.
  1. Black water: Despite its seemingly clean appearance, black water is highly contaminated. It often stems from broken sewage pipes or stagnant water sources.

At SERVPRO of Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, we understand the urgency of addressing water damage promptly. The longer your property remains waterlogged, the more severe the damage and the costlier the repairs will be once the cleanup is underway.

Give us a call at 519-837-8787.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.SERVPROguelph.com/water-damage-restoration

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