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Mar 13, 2024

Debunking Water Damage Myths

There’s nothing more inconvenient than dealing with water damage in your property. Whether it happens as a result of a severe storm or a burst pipe, water damage can leave a trail of destruction in its wake. Unfortunately, several myths about water damage have been perpetuated over the years and have led many property owners astray. From blatant misinformation perpetuated by uninformed bloggers on the internet to DIY aficionados making it look like water damage restoration is a straightforward task, there are a lot of water damage myths you need to be aware of.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are a professional plumbing service specializing in leak detection, water leak repair, broken pipe replacement, and emergency plumbing repair. We are familiar with the widespread myths surrounding water damage. If you’ve suffered water damage resulting from faulty plumbing, our team of skilled and experienced plumbers is ready to restore your plumbing to good working order. In this post, we’ll dispel these myths and provide accurate information about water damage restoration.

  • Water Damage Is Only a Concern During Severe Weather Conditions

Most people, especially those who have never dealt with water damage, tend to believe that natural disasters are the only cause of water damage. Contrary to this belief, water damage can result from leaking pipes, burst pipes, appliance malfunctions, roof issues, sewage system backups, and many more. In fact, faulty plumbing systems are the number-one cause of water damage in homes and businesses. It’s advisable to schedule regular plumbing inspections with a trusted plumbing service and keep up with routine maintenance. Regular inspections will help you identify small leaks before they turn into major problems. By proactively addressing potential issues like loose pipe connections and worn-out gaskets, you can prevent plumbing emergencies like burst pipes or sewage backups.

  • Water Damage Restoration is a DIY Job

If you do a simple Google search, you’ll find tons of articles and tutorials on how to DIY water damage cleanup. While these online resources may make water damage restoration seem like a straightforward job, there’s more to the process than just removing the water and dehumidifying the area. As a do-it-yourselfer, you’re more likely to do a shoddy job that will cost you much more money down the road. The truth is, water damage restoration is a job that should be left to a professional water damage restoration company. Professionals have the necessary skills, experience, and modern equipment to address hidden moisture and structural damage.

  • All Water Damage is Covered by Insurance

Many homeowners assume that their insurance covers water damage restoration, and they end up getting disappointed. It would be ideal if all water damage was covered by insurance, but that doesn’t always happen. There are limitations and exclusions that many people often miss due to failing to read the insurance policy’s specifics. It's important to review your policy details to understand what is and isn't covered.

  • Water Damage Restoration Is Only About Drying Out the Area

While drying out the affected area is an important step in the water damage restoration process, it’s not always enough. Just because you’ve removed the visible water doesn’t mean the problem is solved. There may be hidden moisture in the structural components of your home. Professional water damage restoration companies utilize state-of-the-art drying equipment to get rid of the hidden moisture and prevent mold growth.

Need Professional Plumbing Service? Reach Out to Rooter Man Plumbing

Looking for a trusted plumbing repair service? Look no further than Rooter Man Plumbing. Perhaps you’ve noticed signs of plumbing leaks in your home or have a burst pipe that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible. Whatever your plumbing needs are, Rooter Man Plumbing is ready to help. We’ve built an outstanding reputation for offering top-quality plumbing services to homeowners and commercial properties. From leak detection to water leak repair, repiping, broken pipe replacement, and routine maintenance, we do it all.


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