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Top Reasons that Require Water Removal in Your Clearwater Home.

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Removal in Clearwater Is a Forte of SERVPRO

Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration to Your Property

It may be called the "Sunshine State," but Florida sees its fair amount of water damage to property every year. In fact, Florida has seen an increase of water damage property claims of 46 percent since 2010, according to the 2015 Florida Review of Assignment of Benefits in Property Insurance Claims. Not only that, the severity of claims has increased by ten percent. These facts mean it is more important than ever to understand and prevent water damage from occurring on your property.

Common Causes of Water Damage
To prevent water damage and the need for Clearwater water removal services, you should know where and how water damage typically starts - and it is not from hurricanes. Here are the most common causes of water damage to watch out for in your home:
 
Burst or Leaking Pipes
"Out of sight, out of mind," right? Our pipes hide behind walls and we hardly ever think about them, even when we turn on the tap. If something goes wrong, however, it could spell disaster for your property. The most common causes of burst or leaking pipes are drastic changes in temperature, clogged lines, and wear and tear through age. At SERVPRO, we recommend having your pipes inspected from time-to-time and if a burst or leak does occur, call us immediately.
 
Appliance Malfunctions
When a washing machine or dishwasher malfunctions, it can cause a severe amount of water damage by flooding the walls and seeping under the floor boards. The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep up on the maintenance of appliances and replace old, worn appliances with new ones when necessary.
 
Air Conditioners
Staying cool in Florida is a must on hot, humid days. However, HVAC systems are at risk of causing water damage to your property. This is because, in Florida, the lines that are responsible for transporting and disposing of collected water can get clogged with algae. The result is a back up that can cause a leak or spill resulting in water damage. For this reason, it is important to maintain the efficiency of an HVAC system and call us at SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.
 
Attics, Crawl Spaces, and Basements
Another common cause of water damage includes the spaces where water is more apt to accumulate. Basements, attics, and crawl spaces are all areas where water damage and mold growth can go unnoticed for quite some time.
 
If you have a problem with water, contact SERVPRO of Largo 24/7 at (727) 586-0060 for a speedy response.

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