If you fail to maintain electric appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, and ice makers, they're likely to leak water leading to water damage.
Natural occurrences such as water damage from storms and floods can result in cracked walls, swollen sheetrock, defective roofs, or underground seeping.
Storms, winds, or general depreciation are some causes of roof damage. The defective roof allows water into the walls or building, causing wet insulation and a water-damaged ceiling.
Broken Sprinkler Lines:
When sprinkler lines break, it creates a channel for water to leak. Water damage can also happen when the network of the sprinkler lines is close to the foundation wall.
Poor plumbing can also be a cause for water leakage into walls.
Flooded Basement and Crawl Space:
Whenever flooding occurs in the basement, water seeps into the foundation via the floor. Subsequently, you'll note signs like floor expansion, patches of mold, and non-fitting doors. You may also notice signs of water damage in your crawl space.
This source of water damage is common in kitchens or bathrooms due to blocked sinks or water left running.
When the normal flow of sewage into the sewer system is interrupted, the build-up leads to water damage.
Water from sprinkler systems triggered to prevent the spread of fire, high groundwater table, groundwater intrusion, clogged and overflowing toilets, and flooding after fire fighting are also sources of water damage.