Causes of Water Damage


Water damage takes many forms and can strike even the most equipped business or home. Various flood damage scenarios need special solutions. Regardless of the origin or scale of flood damage in your home, Paul Davis Emergency Services act quickly and efficiently.

These are some of the most common reasons for water damage:

Bad Weather

Bad storms can test any structure’s integrity. When storms become dangerous, water becomes a strong force. Be it a flash flood, tornado, or winter storm, when water harms your home or business, it’s a grave problem. No one can be prepared for every scenario, but when water damage strikes, you can rely on us.

Flooding in the Basement

Underground rooms are a target for runoff water, whether from precipitation, roof damage, a damaged sump pump, or other sources. It only takes one crack in the basement for moisture to flow in. Paul Davis specialists are highly qualified to eliminate flooding from cellars, sanitize and preserve your possessions, and dry everything effectively to minimize damage. Our team doesn’t stop until we verify that the job is finished.

Sewer Leaks & Malfunctions

Sewer flooding is not only nasty, it’s a health concern. Grey or black water pollution spreads microbes that can lead to infection. Backup from sewer clogs should be designated as an emergency and be dealt with immediately. Qualified Paul Davis emergency responders inspect and eliminate the damage from the backup and any standing water damage may have occurred. Our tools and specialized education will eliminate the issues with efficiency and quality.

Broken Plumbing & Appliance Malfunctions

If a sink, tub, water heater or any other appliance breaks, the outcome can range from bothersome to hazardous. Standing flooding on the floor can drain into tight spots, and pool in out of reach areas. You then cause wood damage and harbor a mold infestation. If your water damage results from sewage or kitchen malfunction, you additionally risk harboring pathogens. Have a professional investigate the situation to avoid more costs down the road.

Water after Fire Damage

It’s tragic enough for a home to sustain fire damage, but it’s worse to be left with water damage in the days after the fire. In the steps of killing a home fire, your home or business can be left soaked. This surplus of severe damage can leave your area ruined. Paul Davis has the training to eliminate any fire or water damage remaining.