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Tips from Plumbers in Richmond Hill and Newmarket. What are the Signs of Water Damage in Your Home?

Water is a powerful natural resource. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada on July 8, 2013, the storm and flash flooding that hit Toronto was the most expensive natural disaster. It was estimated that the insured property damages was more than $850 million and knocked out electrical power for about 300,000 residents. While the damage caused by natural disasters is usually quite obvious, water damage in your home can be equally devastating only evidence doesn’t usually show until it’s too late and you’re left with a hefty repair bill.

At Aaron & Son Plumbing & Drains our well-trained, honest and skilled plumbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week to provide quality of service, a fair pricing system, and you can trust us with finding you the right plumbing solution for your needs.

We’re happy to respond to all your emergency needs but as your neighbour’s in Richmond Hill and Newmarket, we understand that water damage can exist anywhere inside a home. To help you protect your home from water damage there are some important high risk areas to check first for signs of water damage.

Walls and Ceilings: Any unusual stains or cracks in the drywall should be taken seriously, as they could be a sign of a leaky pipe or drain inside the wall. If you hear a quiet dripping or unusual running water noise off in the distance – seek professional help immediately – this is a leak in progress.

Floors: Look for any warping or buckling of the floors, white or dark stains on wood floors, damp carpeting, or a general smell of dampness and mold, especially in the basement.

Pipes: In the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and basement look for corrosion around the pipe connections, leaks, or water stains, and inspect the caulking around fixtures.

Basement: A common problem, look for cracks in the floor or foundation walls, check the water heater and laundry for wet spots, stains, rust, dampness, mold, and odor.

Attic: Look for stains, mold, and other signs of leaks, paying attention to where roof planes meet, roof vents, and chimneys ensuring the insulation is dry and in good condition.

Exterior – Look for damaged flashing and missing, cracked, or curled shingles and standing water anywhere outside the home, it could be the sign of a problem. The ground should slope away from the house.

Call Aaron & Son Plumbing and Drain Services When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

If you see any signs of water damage in your home don’t wait to call in a professional. Beyond the structural damage that can be caused with water damage, there are also health concerns to consider such as mold, which can cause several serious health risks, from infection to respiratory issues and even death.

If you have questions or concerns about your plumbing, call Aaron & Son Plumbing & Drains in Newmarket. We also service different areas within the York Region including Richmond Hill, Newmarket and Aurora.