Water damage can occur from a hurricane, leaking pipe, water heater that bursts or any number of reasons. What's important is to control things as soon as possible and to repair the situation. You want to do a water damage clean up among other reasons to avoid the spread of mold and mildew.
Also insurance may cover water damage, depending on the source. When I was out of town I came back to a lot of mold because my air conditioning didn't go on during August. However, my insurance carrier would not cover the damages because they said the water damage clean up required was not due to a pipe breaking or something internal to the water pipes.
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