Residential water damage usually involves five different areas of your home. Knowing the common sources of water damage and performing routine checks could save you time and money in the future.  

However, if you experience water damage in your home, ESR Tulsa water damage experts are highly trained to efficiently and effectively clean and restore residential and commercial properties.  

To prevent water damage from occurring in your home, keep a close eye on these five areas:  

Water heater

This appliance holds large amounts of water and can function properly for years. However, overtime, water heaters are prone to malfunction. They are typically situated in basements, leading to a tendency to overlook them until an issue arises.  

The majority of water heater problems stem from condensation, faulty water outlets, or malfunctioning drain valves. In the case of older units, there is a risk of developing holes at the bottom, resulting in water leakage onto the floor. Basements, often characterized by darkness, dampness, and inadequate drainage, exacerbate the situation. When water enters this area, it may remain stagnant for extended periods of time, resulting in the growth of mold.   

To mitigate such damage, ESR Disaster Hero recommends promptly involving our team of professionals to address the issue and swiftly clean up the aftermath.  

Burst frozen pipes

When the temperature drops below 32 degrees, pipes can freeze within just a few hours and create a blockage that prevents the flow of running water. After enough pressure builds up, the pipe may rupture and leak water wherever the pipe is located—in your wall, ceiling, or basement.  

If you live in a cold area or your home is susceptible to freezing temperatures, it is highly recommended to install pipe insulation. This preventative measure can significantly reduce the likelihood of severe pipe bursting problems, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in repairs.  

If you’re currently dealing with frozen or burst pipes, our Tulsa water damage experts are ready to help you in your complete home repair. 

Frozen fire sprinkler system

Fire sprinkler systems are also susceptible to freezing. ESR Disaster Hero experts can examine your system to determine whether or not you should invest in insulation or warming materials. It is crucial to consult an expert for an accurate diagnosis and tailored recommendations, allowing you to avert potential damage caused by a burst fire sprinkler system during the winter months.  

In the unfortunate event that your fire sprinkler system has burst and caused water damage, ESR Disaster Hero experts can swiftly evaluate the situation and offer an estimate of the anticipated repair cost, ensuring the restoration of your property.  

Broken sump pump

Sump pumps play a crucial role in eliminating water from basements and underneath homes. However, they are prone to failure following an abundance of heavy rain or if they have not been properly maintained. While it’s difficult to remove water from your basement or under your home, if not treated urgently, water in these areas can produce mold, mildew, or wood rot and damage stored goods.  

Delaying water removal could end up costing you more, so ESR Disaster Hero recommends that you check your basement at least once every few days to ensure early detection of potential issues.  

If you want a professional to inspect your sump pump and basement for potential water damage, our Tulsa water damage experts are the team to call.  

Clogged drains

A clogged drain can leave standing water in a kitchen sink, tub, or basement. While some clogs can be cleared easily, large floor drains tend to be more complex and may require the services of a Tulsa plumber.  

If a clogged floor drain becomes backed up, it has the potential to flood your basement, leading to extensive water damage.  

If you’re dealing with clogged drains, broken sump pumps, frozen fire sprinkler systems, burst frozen pipes, leaky water heaters, and more, contact ESR Disaster Hero today. Our team of professionals is ready 24/7 to take on any water damage job with excellence every time.