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Most Common Causes of Indoor Flooding

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Indoor flooding is a major threat to your home. The resulting water damage will require significant repairs to your property and can ruin many of your personal possessions. It can also create serious health hazards and structural weaknesses inside the property if the flooding itself is not taken care of properly.

Such damages will drastically lower a property’s usefulness and market value. To avoid this, homeowners need to know what can cause indoor flooding and protect themselves against some of the most common causes.

The most common causes of indoor flooding include:

  • Broken or leaking pipe. One of the most frequent causes of indoor flooding involves damage to your plumbing system. Whether it’s a pipe that’s been cracked or broken, or a valve that leaks every now and then, it can result in a serious case of indoor flooding. Burst pipes can flood an entire home in a matter of minutes.
  • Malfunctioning water heater. Water heaters constantly draw water from your water supply to keep a supply of heated water on-demand for whenever you want it. However, if your water heater is malfunctioning, it could be a cause of indoor flooding. If your water heater springs a leak, its tank will drain slowly over time. Because a water heater is designed to automatically fill itself if it detects the water level in its tank to fall below a certain level, the leak will make your water heater constantly try to fill itself. This could trigger a major case of indoor flooding in your home.
  • Sewer backup. Another major cause of indoor flooding is when the sewer underneath your home flows back up through the drains and into your house. This can be caused by outside flooding, inclement weather, or even a clogged drain from inside the house.

Whatever the case, this one can be the most serious because as it spreads wastewater and even untreated sewage inside your home. Wastewater and sewage not only are health hazards, but they come with a rank odor.

These are some of the most common causes of indoor flooding that you need to protect against to prevent water damage in your home. If you have an indoor flood, it requires immediate attention.

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