Alright severe weather can definitely flood a home, there are other, more common causes of indoor flooding. Luckily, these common causes are often easy to diagnose and prevent before true disaster strikes. 

Here are 4 common causes of indoor flooding and what you can do to prevent them:

4 Common Causes of Indoor Flooding

Broken pipes

Broking pipes are one of the leading causes of indoor flooding. Pipes can burst for a number of reasons, including deep freezes or problems further down the line. If you notice a leak, don’t wait to have it checked out. Maintenance fees are a small price to pay compared to the expense of replacing your possessions and paying thousands of dollars in home repair cost.

Clogged gutters

We’ve talked before about the damage that clogged gutter can do to your home. In addition to causing issues with your room, clogged gutters can also lead to a buildup of rainwater and debris. If your roof is compromised in any place, the result could be wet spots on the ceiling, or worse yet, flooding. 

Poor drainage

Poor drainage is also a factor that plays into indoor flooding. If your shower or sink has been draining poorly, it may be a sign a blockage down the line. If left unchecked, this blockage can completely cut off drainage, leading to backups and eventual flooding in your kitchen, bathroom, and basement. 

Improperly connected or faulty appliances

Improperly connected or broken appliances like the dishwasher or watering machine can turn your home into a marsh with ease. Issues with supply or leaks can both be signs of an issue with the connection. Checking your appliances regularly can help you catch an issue before it because a massive pain to deal with. 

Preventing an issue

The common denominator with all of these issues is a lack of maintenance. Routine maintenance can be your saving grace when it comes to preventing indoor flooding. Small expenses along the way are much better than large payouts to replace drywall, furniture, and more. 

If you are experiencing an issue with indoor flooding, give our team at MaxCARE of Washington a call. Our 24/7 team can be there within an hour, and will be with you every step of the way. We take care of extraction, decontamination, and deodorization

Our technicians are certified by Clean Trust, a leader in mold remediation. Our goal is to get you the help you need as soon as possible.