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Too Much of a Good Thing: Water Damage and Your Home

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING WATER DAMAGE AND YOUR HOME WATER DAMAGE STATISTICS ili 37% of homeowners claim losses from water damage Water damage is the second-most frequently filed insurance claim in the U.S. From 2002-2011, the average annual flood losses in the U.S. were more than $2.9 billion. Even 1 inch of water can cause costly property damage POTENTIAL CAUSES OF WATER DAMAGE Leaky or Broken Water Heater Burst Pipes Overflowing Toilet Old or poorly fitted pipes Clogged pipes or trouble with your septic system can cause toilet overflow. Water heaters should be can burst in and under your home. professionally inspected on a regular basis. Heavy Rain and Storms Flooding Fires Water used to put out a house fire can damage your possessions and your home's structure. Flooding can occur from Thunderstorms and hurricanes can cause inside or outside of house due to weather conditions or one of the above reasons. your roof to leak. WHAT TO DO IF YOUR HOME HAS WATER DAMAGE OFF KEEP SAFE Shut Off the Water Move Possessions Do Not Use To Dry Ground Valuables such as jewelry, Electricity If the damage is due to a plumbing malfunction in your home, turn off the water to avoid further flooding. Water damage can affect your electrical wiring, so it should be inspected by a professional before use. important documents, and electronics should be moved to a dry area. File a Claim with Your Insurance Document the Damage Contact a Restoration Services Company Photograph areas and items damaged by water so you have proof of the damage. Homeowner's insurance may or may not cover your water damage. Professionals can safely and effectively remove moisture from your home. According to FEMA, mold can grow within 24 hours of a flood, so it is important to remediate damage quickly. Sources: RESTORATIVE PROS http://www.floodsmart.gow/floodsmart/pages/flood facts sp http://www.century21watson.com/water-damage-statistics/ http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic/ www.emergencyrestorationorlando.com http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-05-11/business/- chi-flood-cleanup-tips-20110511_1_flood-insurance-house-floods-water-damage TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING WATER DAMAGE AND YOUR HOME WATER DAMAGE STATISTICS ili 37% of homeowners claim losses from water damage Water damage is the second-most frequently filed insurance claim in the U.S. From 2002-2011, the average annual flood losses in the U.S. were more than $2.9 billion. Even 1 inch of water can cause costly property damage POTENTIAL CAUSES OF WATER DAMAGE Leaky or Broken Water Heater Burst Pipes Overflowing Toilet Old or poorly fitted pipes Clogged pipes or trouble with your septic system can cause toilet overflow. Water heaters should be can burst in and under your home. professionally inspected on a regular basis. Heavy Rain and Storms Flooding Fires Water used to put out a house fire can damage your possessions and your home's structure. Flooding can occur from Thunderstorms and hurricanes can cause inside or outside of house due to weather conditions or one of the above reasons. your roof to leak. WHAT TO DO IF YOUR HOME HAS WATER DAMAGE OFF KEEP SAFE Shut Off the Water Move Possessions Do Not Use To Dry Ground Valuables such as jewelry, Electricity If the damage is due to a plumbing malfunction in your home, turn off the water to avoid further flooding. Water damage can affect your electrical wiring, so it should be inspected by a professional before use. important documents, and electronics should be moved to a dry area. File a Claim with Your Insurance Document the Damage Contact a Restoration Services Company Photograph areas and items damaged by water so you have proof of the damage. Homeowner's insurance may or may not cover your water damage. Professionals can safely and effectively remove moisture from your home. According to FEMA, mold can grow within 24 hours of a flood, so it is important to remediate damage quickly. Sources: RESTORATIVE PROS http://www.floodsmart.gow/floodsmart/pages/flood facts sp http://www.century21watson.com/water-damage-statistics/ http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic/ www.emergencyrestorationorlando.com http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-05-11/business/- chi-flood-cleanup-tips-20110511_1_flood-insurance-house-floods-water-damage

Too Much of a Good Thing: Water Damage and Your Home

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After a fire, most people do not worry about water damage, but they should. The water used to put out the fire might cause significant issues in your home. Learn more about water damage and restoratio...

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