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How to Prevent Common Water Damage Disasters in Your Home

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

According to the Insurance Information Institute, about one in every fifty insured homes has a claim related to water damage or freezing temperatures each year. It may surprise you that most of these water damage claims are not related to natural disasters but are caused by ordinary accidents. Some common causes of water damage events in homes include old cracked water pipes, broken frozen pipes, sewage system failure, and issues with major appliances. It’s shocking how common it is for either a washing machine to overflow or for a water heater to explode. Both of said events can cause significant water damage in a home. In order to escape having an incident at your home, you should keep up with regular home maintenance repairs and do a complete walkthrough once a month to inspect appliances for any problems. Check under kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure no water is slowly dripping from a cracked or ill-fitted pipe. Pull out your refrigerator once a month to see if the water line is properly connected and if there are any mold surprises growing behind it. This is a relatively common issue that most homeowners don’t discover until it’s a big mess. Another helpful tip for catching water damage problems before they are huge disasters is placing water detectors underneath sinks, in the water heater drip pan, and in other areas prone to water damage. When water is detected the alarm sounds to alert you to locate the issue and fix it promptly. If a water damage event has occurred in your home, then our water damage restoration technicians can help extract the water and properly dry any wet materials. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team is available 24/7 every day of the year. For assistance please contact our office by dialing 985-871-5375.

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