Top 3 Reasons for Water Damage in the Home

 

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Accredited by the Better Business Bureau, Restoration Specialists is a Florida-based firm with locations in Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, Leesburg, and Ocala. The company restores homes and commercial properties to pristine condition after damage caused by unforeseen events or natural disasters. On its website, Restoration Specialists educates prospective clients on the first steps they should take in the event of such events, including water damage.

When a home is negatively impacted by water damage, the following are the mostly likely culprit:

1. Broken pipes. In a cold climate, pipes may burst when the temperature drops below freezing, but a pipe also may break due to rust brought on by wear and age, because of hard water, or even due to chronic changes in pressure over a prolonged period of time.

2. Accidental overflow. In some instances, especially in households with children, broken or clogged toilets and bathtubs left to run and spill over can cause major flooding. These events can cause extensive damage if the problem is not noticed right away.

3. Inclement weather. In states with a high degree of flood-prone areas and exposure to tropical storms and hurricanes, like Florida, severe wet weather can pose a serious risk of water damage to homes. People in states like this can benefit from investing in a strong home foundation, and a good pump for emergencies.

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