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Water damage to buildings can be caused by a range of different mechanisms including but not limited to:
- Ingress of water during a storm event due to rising water, blocked roof drains or failed window seals;
- Failure of joints in HVACs (Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units) pipework;
- Bursting or leaking pipes generally;
- Sprinkler head activation due to inadvertent contact or malicious tampering;
- Back flow or overflows caused by blockages in the plumbing system;
- Human error such as leaving taps running;
- Build up in areas prone to collecting water, such as basements, underground car parks and
- Faulty or malfunctioning appliances.
The most common form of water damage relates to water ingress arising as a result of storms or flooding, followed by plumbing system and condensation issues or human error, then HVAC failures and finally fire suppression system failures.