The Six Main Sources Of Water Damage

water cleanup st paul, water damage cleanup st paulWater damage can manifest itself in many ways. It can also come from a vast variety of sources. Understanding what these common sources of water damage are is very important to you in your water damage prevention efforts. This is because being diligent about water damage prevention can be a menial and time-consuming task, but if you focus the majority of your efforts on the areas of your home most likely to undergo water damage you will save yourself a considerable amount of time. Our team of certified technicians at 24 Restore in the St. Paul area are experienced in cleaning up the results of all the sources of water damage listed below and are here to help at a moment’s notice, but we hope you won’t ever need to make that call!

Leaky Roof

It’s worth the investment to make sure that you have quality roofing. This is especially true in areas that get a lot of precipitation. If too much weight adds up on your roof it could cause cracks to form or the roof to cave in altogether. Don’t take the risk with this one and invest in a quality roof.


Any appliances that contain water all have the potential to malfunction and cause water damage. If the appliance is old or damaged, you run the risk of a leak occurring at any time, most inconveniently when you’re not around.  By routine maintenance and checking for potential small leaks, you can be proactive in preventing bigger problems.


It’s important to have your plumbing regularly inspected to make sure everything is working properly. Old, rusted, or cracked pipes can lead to a very serious need for water damage cleanup very quickly.

Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems may be very effective at mitigating the effects of a fire, but they won’t be doing you much good if they go off unintentionally. You should have your home sprinkler system, if you have one, inspected regularly to make sure such an unfortunate mishap doesn’t happen to you.

Water/Sewage Systems

A backed up sewage line can be very frustrating to discover and causes an unhealthy situation. Backed up lines can be caused by roots in your plumbing, flooding from a storm or just a simple block in the line. No matter the cause, you will have contaminated black water flowing through the building which can cause serious health effects if not handled professionally.

Tree Roots And Landscaping

Slowly growing, encroaching tree roots are a subtle, yet dangerous potential source of water damage. There isn’t a whole lot you can do once your trees are already planted and pipes are running through the ground near your home. However, if you are planting new trees or have any control over the placement of trees and pipes you should make sure they are far enough away as to never be on a collision course. Roots growing into your pipes could cause them to burst and make a major mess.

Keep a close eye out around your home for anything that could contribute to any of these six sources of water damage being triggered. Hopefully, that is sufficient to keep your home water damage free, but if not the pros at 24 Restore in St. Paul is ready to help day or night!

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- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

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I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

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Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

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Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

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The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

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Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

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