Owning a home comes with a lot of reward and risk. You have the pride of home ownership, knowing that you are in possession of that piece of land. You can make renovations and remodels to your home, as you wish to. However, when you a own a home, you are also responsible for the upkeep and any necessary repairs on the house. Houses require regular maintenance and can have problems. One of the most common home problems is that of flooding or water damage. The home is equipped with plumbing and water systems for a variety of reasons. The water lines send water to your sinks, toilets and showers. They may also send water to appliances, like the dishwasher or the clothing washer. With all of these sources of water, water damage and flooding are a common problem that homeowners often experience.