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Common Areas for Home Flooding

Flooded basement

When flooding happens, water damage follows. This can ruin not only your floors, walls, and other parts of your home but also the items inside. When a flood occurs at your home, you must address it as quickly as possible.

Flooding in your home can happen for a number of reasons, including forces of nature, leaky appliances, and malfunctioning toilets. One way to limit the extent of water damage is to know which parts of your home are most prone to flooding.

Which Parts of Your Home Are Most Prone to Flooding?

Although your entire home is at risk for water damage during an indoor flood, some areas are more susceptible than others. These areas include:

  • Bathrooms – Without question, your bathroom is one of the most flood-prone areas of your home. Key concerns include toilet overflow, burst pipes, sewage backup, and clogged drains.
  • Basements – Because the basement is the lowest point in your home, it can become flooded when rainwater seeps in and your walls have not been properly waterproofed. Flooding in basements can also happen when sump pumps malfunction, boilers leak, or when pipes freeze and break.
  • Laundry room – Laundry rooms are prone to flooding when washing machine hoses break or malfunction. When the hose for the intake line breaks, your laundry room can get soaked, as well as other rooms nearby, until you stop the flow of water at the source.
  • Kitchen – Because of sinks and appliances that function in conjunction with water, this is a common flood zone. Common flood causes include dishwasher malfunctions, refrigerator leaks, clogged drains, and broken pipes.

Dealing with Water Damage Due to Flooding

When indoor flooding occurs, the best thing is to avoid panic, assess the situation, and address the issue quickly. If it is a burst pipe or broken hose, turn off your water main immediately. If it is a clogged sink or drain, turn off your faucet. The next step is dry the area the best that you can and find a certified professional to repair the water damage that has occurred. In Boston, MA, the company to call is Kennedy Carpet.

We are not only a carpet cleaning company. We also offer a lot of other services such as water damage restoration and disaster restoration. We also offer content restoration for items that may have been damaged by flooding. To find out how we can help, contact us at 888-369-8626 today.