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Most Common Causes of Water Damage

Water damage has the potential to be catastrophic. It can also be preventable in some situations if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some of the most common, and possibly preventable, causes of water damage in Port Charlotte.

Gutters

Nobody likes gutters. They are a pain to clean and you have to get up on a ladder to do it. They can also be one of the most common causes of water damage to your home. Gutters are there to allow the water to run off the home and away from building up on your roof. The reason you have to make sure they are always clean though is because if they get clogged, the water will build up and instead of flowing away from your home could end up in your home.

Leaky PipesFlooded stairs

You might think that leaking pipes are way too obvious, but it can be incredibly destructive. Many times you won’t even see or know a pipe is leaking until it is too late. This can lead to mold forming. It’s important to keep an eye on your running water for signs that you might have a leaking pipe such as water discoloration or low water pressure.

AC Units

This one is a unique one. While HVAC units are built so the water it collects is funneled outside the house via a drain line, sometimes those lines can get clogged. As a result, the drip line begins to back up and can eventually spill into the living area of the home.

Do You Have Water Damage in Port Charlotte?

If you are suffering from water damage, contact us at FP Restoration today. We will work with you and your insurance company to ensure your home is back to normal as quickly as possible.

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