Plumbing problems are often synonymous with water damage, but some plumbing issues cause more water damage than others. Below, C4 Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling will discuss the plumbing problems that cause the most water damages to properties.

Broken Pipes

Broken pipes can occur inside your property, beneath your property, or outside. Outside broken pipes, while a major problem is less likely to cause water damages inside. Broken pipes that are under the floor or inside the home can cause significant water damages within minutes. If you have a broken pipe, it is important to find the cut-off valve and turn the water off before calling a plumber. This will stop the water flow into your home. Broken pipes are major and should be handled only by professional plumbers.

Faulty Water Heater

Water heaters can flood your home. While it does not seem like a huge issue, your water heater can release a lot of water all at once into your home. If you have noticed your water heater making noises or that your water is a rust color, call a plumber immediately. You will be able to avoid any water damages by having your water heater either repaired or replaced.

HVAC Systems

Your HVAC system does not seem like it can cause water damages, but it can. HVAC Systems have drip plates. If the pipes connected to your HVAC become blocked, it can cause water to drip beneath your HVAC unit and cause severe water damages. You can avoid this by having your system checked with the change of the season.

As you can see, the above problems can cause significant water damages to your home. If you have any of the issues above, call a professional to repair the problems. If you have water damages, have them removed, as mold can grow if all water is not entirely removed from your property!