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A lot of factors can cause water damage. Homeowners don’t have much information about these main causes. So, to inform everyone, we have gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will look at eight common causes of home water damage in detail and how New Era Plumbing & Septic can help.


Leaking Plumbing System

If you have water damage in your house, the first cause that you should suspect is a leak in the system. Although they may sound easy to locate, finding these leaks requires careful observation. You must get a leak detection by a trusted plumbing service and fix the source of the problem before it grows.


Windows allows us to prevent heat and weather conditions from affecting the inside of our house. If your windows are very old and have many small leaks, this is another common cause of water damage. Any rain or snow can easily enter through your windows, causing damage to your house.

Blocked Toilets

Your toilet can easily clog when solid material goes down. This will prevent the water from flowing, causing the water to overflow and flood your bathroom and sometimes leak into the outside rooms. This is not clean, and it will cause damage to your health and your house.

Using Old Appliances

Did you know that old appliances can also cause water damage? If you have old dishwashers, washing machines, or plumbing systems, the poor connections will prevent the water from reaching its destination efficiently. The water leak will cause mold growth and even structural damage to your house in severe cases.

Clogged Gutters

You must always make sure that the gutters are not clogged. Gutters prevent excessive water from reaching the roofs by draining it into the garden. If you live in a house, having a clogged gutter means that the water will be stuck in the roof and will be soaked up, causing mold growth in the house. Over time, if no action is taken, it can cover the entire house. 

Air Conditioners

If you don’t take care of your air conditioning unit, you can expect to face water damage. The moisture from the outside air will accumulate inside the ducts if clogged. The water then will drop and damage the floor or equipment under it.

Weather Conditions

We have talked about the possible problems that may be inside the house, causing water damage. However, sometimes, the problem is caused by the weather conditions. If there is excessive rainfall or extreme snow, the house may be in a situation where it can no longer hold the water.

Sewage Backup

If you have a septic tank, pay attention to septic backups. If the tank is full because of excessive rain, the water with organic matter can back up through the drains in your house. If you have this problem, call New Era Plumbing & Septic for your plumbing repair service today.

New Era Plumbing & Septic

At New Era Plumbing & Septic, we are dedicated to providing quality services to you. With our experienced plumbers and exceptional customer service, plumbing services have never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services, or get estimates for your next water leak repair.


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