Water damage is very broad. The common Causes Of Water Damage are not always predictable, but regardless of its triggers, the damage is very destructive for both commercial and residential properties. When damage occurs, it can leave many individuals feeling scatterbrained on what to do next and how to get it done properly. Thankfully, professional help is closely within reach. Top To Bottom Renovation, Inc will provide water damage restoration services for our clients who have been hindered by these disasters. Our team will craft comprehensive solutions in restoring your property. Today, we will be addressing a frequently asked question–What are the most common causes of water damage?

Severe Weather Conditions

Natural disasters like hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes don’t happen every day, but when they do, there is always a chance that your home or business will be impacted. Heavy downpour and strong winds could damage your roof, which makes your property vulnerable to an accumulation of a rainwater. Severe weather can also lead to flash flooding– which is caused by excessive rainfall in a short period of time (usually less than 6 hours).

Pipes That Are Leaking

Loose-fitting or faulty pipes in your sink could cause enough water to damage the cabinet underneath it. Broken pipes inside your walls can also make things more complicated than they need to be. If you don’t seek out water damage restoration services in a timely fashion, these busted pipes can damage the entire wall, leading to a formation of mold. If allowed to manifest, these issues can worsen and leave you with the burden of costly repairs, which no one wants to deal with!

Clogged Gutters


The gutter system in your home is more important than you think. One of its main purposes is to draw rainwater away from your home. What makes matters complicated is when the gutters get clogged with debris like leaves and branches. If the gutters are allowed to remain clogged, rainwater will not flow properly away from your residence. Instead, the edge of your gutters will overflow and run down the side of your house. This can cause damage to the walls, ceiling, and floors. 

A Malfunctioning Sprinkler System

We have addressed the topic of sump pump and sprinkler system malfunctions in previous posts. When a sprinkler system is working the way it’s supposed to, it can no doubt save your property (and your life) should a catastrophe like a fire occur. Problems arise when older sprinkler systems have turned on by themselves, even when there is no need for them to be activated. It’s easy to discern what could happen when a sprinkler system is accidentally set off, especially when electronic appliances are within proximity.

Leaky Water Heater

For consumers who are working with an old water heater, the likelihood of a leak is that much greater. The same can be said for units that have been poorly maintained or improperly installed. The leaks will often occur when the tank has sustained too much pressure. Once a leak starts, the basement (which is where many heaters are located) will feel the effects of the flooding. The basement stores many of our valuables. To curtail the onset of irreparable damage, you will need to act swiftly and retain water damage restoration services

AC Condensation

AC units produce condensation. Moisture will drip from the unit’s evaporator coil into a drain pan and away from your property through a condensate drain line. The drainage system functions until the drain pan is damaged, or if the condensation line is backed up with dust and dirt. With trapped water, there could be a leak from the AC unit straight into your home. This can damage your flooring, walls, even making the insulation soggy. 

Leak In Water Supply Line For Washing Machine

Our washing machines are fueled by water supply lines. These lines are under constant pressure. Your chance of dealing with damage is vastly mitigated when the lines are made from braided stainless steel. Conversely, washing machines that have rubber or PVC supply lines have a higher chance of wearing out or rupturing. In the event of a rupture, this could leave your laundry room in shambles, if the water source is not turned off in time. 

Provider Of Water Damage Restoration Services

water damage restoration for a living room by Top To Bottom Renovation

Top To Bottom Renovation, Inc will deploy our team of professionals for handling water damage restoration services. Preventing or controlling water damage may prove to be difficult, but it’s not impossible. We can give you a fighting chance to ensure that everything is repaired quickly and efficiently, also ensuring that you won’t incur too many costly repairs. To get started with water damage restoration, contact us today at 301-579-8215!