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Water Damage Restoration in Brookhaven, NY 11719

Common Causes of Water Damage in Brookhaven, NY Homes

Has your home or business been impacted by water damage? No matter the cause or the extent of the damage, you need to act fast and contact a reputable professional for repair and restoration service, because the longer you wait, the worse the damage (and the more expensive the repairs) will become. As a full-service Brookhaven, NY water damage restoration contractor, Madison Ave Construction is the company that Suffolk County property owners trust for their water damage mitigation needs.

Our fully licensed and insured, locally owned and operated company has been restoring the safety of residential and commercial properties for more than 30 years. Our certified technicians are experts in their field and will have your home or business back to pre-loss condition in no time. When water damage strikes, rely on the pros at Madison Ave Construction to restore your property – and your peace of mind!

Top Causes of Water Damage in Brookhaven, NY Home Water Damage

Of all the issues that can affect your home, water damage is arguably the worst. Not only is it a major disruption, but it can pose serious risks to your safety and your health. Water damage can compromise the structural integrity of your Suffolk County house, as it can warp, rot, and corrode building materials.

It can also facilitate bacteria and mold growth, and depending on the cause, the water can contain toxic substances, biohazard materials, and dangerous pathogens. It can severely damage or completely destroy your personal possessions, too. As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, water removal and damage mitigation can be exorbitant.

Needless to say, it’s easy to see why water damage is such a nightmare. To minimize the damage, reduce the risk of danger – and lessen the financial burden – contacting a Brookhaven, NY water damage restoration company is a must. The sooner the problem is addressed, the better. Being able to identify the root cause of the problem as soon as possible is important so that you can address the problem early on and take action before it worsens.

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The following are some of the common causes of water damage in Suffolk County.

Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing leaks are the most common (and the most obvious) causes of water damage. However, while they may be an obvious cause, unless it’s under a sink, plumbing problems can be difficult to detect. Most of the pipes and hoses are hidden from view, as they’re buried inside the walls. As such, you likely won’t know there’s a leak until you spot the signs of water damage.

Pipe Bursts

Another common cause of water damage in homes are leaks that occur as a result of pipes that burst in cold temperatures. In Suffolk County, temperatures often dip below freezing during the winter. Plumbing pipes that run along or inside exterior walls have little to no insulation, so when the temperature dips, they’re at risk of freezing, and when that happens, there’s a chance that the pipes will burst.

Water Heater Issues

Water heaters are another common culprit of water damage. Age, constant use, and poor installation are just some of the factors that can contribute to water heater issues. If the tank corrodes or a component breaks, there’s a very real chance that the contents will pour out, resulting in a flood that can cause serious water damage in your Suffolk County home. Having your water heater inspected by a professional and paying attention to its condition can help to offset the risk of danger.

Severe Weather

Severe weather isn’t uncommon in Suffolk County. Heavy, wind-swept rains, nor’easters, blizzards, and ice storms can result in roof leaks, septic tank overflow, and overtaxed gutters. Making sure your roof is in good condition, that your septic tank is well-maintained, and that your gutters are clear and in good shape can help to reduce the risk of weather-related water damage.

Contact Madison Ave Construction for Suffolk County Water Damage Restoration

Whether you suspect or you’re positive your Suffolk County home is suffering from water damage, Madison Ave Construction has got you covered! The team of certified technicians at our Brookhaven, NY water damage restoration company will be more than happy to assist you with all of your needs. For more information, dial 844-760-9303 today!


Some information about Brookhaven, NY

The Town of Brookhaven is the most populous of the ten towns of Suffolk County, New York, United States. Part of the New York metropolitan area, it is located approximately 50 miles from Manhattan. It is the only town in the county that stretches from the north shore to the south shore of Long Island. It is the largest of New York State’s 932 towns by area, and the second most populous after the Town of Hempstead.

The first known inhabitants were Algonquian-speaking Native Americans, of the Setauket and Unkechaug tribes. The first English settlers arrived around 1640. The latter founding year was recognized in 1976, when the Brookhaven Town Bicentennial Commission proposed setting the date on the seal to 1655 in line with this first deed of settlement of the town of Brookhaven at Setauket on April 14, 1655. Considering this founding year of 1655, Brookhaven is the fifth English township on Long Island following Southampton, Southold, Huntington, and East Hampton.

The Caroline Church in Setauket, was built in 1729 and is the oldest extant church in Brookhaven

The first English settlement was named ‘Setauket’ after the Native American tribe. The names ‘Brookhaven’ and ‘Setauket’ were initially used interchangeably to describe the village or the town. The verbal division between the smaller hamlet of Setauket and township of Brookhaven was not set until well into the 19th century. A point of confusion is the existence of the hamlet named Brookhaven, which was in fact named for the township in 1879. Other names used in the settlement’s first decades were ‘Ashford’, after Ashford, Kent, in England, and ‘Cromwell Bay’, for English Protestant leader Oliver Cromwell.

The original purchase from the native Setalcott tribe that took place in 1655 encompassed the land making up present-day Setauket, Stony Brook, and Port Jefferson. A second purchase was made by Richard Woodhull in 1664 expanded this tract eastward along the North Shore to additionally include all lands from the Old Mans area (Mount Sinai and Miller Place) to Wading River. Richard Woodhull was the direct heir of Eustace de Vesci, a British noble who was a signator of the Magna Charta. Another land purchase in the same year expanded Brookhaven to the South Shore of Long Island.

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