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Water Damage in Florida- Top Causes and Solutions From the Pros

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding in Florida can be caused by a number of natural and error-imposed scenarios. From rain on roofs and sidewalks to water spills and leaking into basements and crawl spaces, it’s important to identify with the possibility of warmer damage in your home and business structures.  Even further, water can make it’s way slowly into cracks in foundation, weals utility lines, leaky windows and doors. Taking pre-emotive steps can help you avoid long lasting damage and unforeseen expenses.

Below, we compiled additional information some of the most common causes of water damage: 

Starting off, we have sewer flooding. Water flooding in your basement, or any area of your home, can be absolutely catastrophic to your structure and your bank account. Water can push its way into these areas by way of faulty drainage or clogged sewer lines. Damage in the piping and home appliances, like broken pipes and in wood rot, can be found more often in older homes that have compromised septic systems. Scheduling maintenance on these systems is a useful preventative damage control.

Next, rain water damage that causes flooding in homes built in areas with heavy rainfall is important to identify with. Florida certainly qualifies as a heavy rainfall state These heavy rainfalls can inflict damage as it seeps into the foundations and the walls of structures at risk. This can lead into other issues like mold, mildew and decay of the structure as a whole. In addition to that, clogged and overflowing gutters and broken downspouts. To help avoid these types of flooding, you can make sure to clean gutters and get them checked by professionals annually at a minimum.

The last on the list for discussion is water intrusion. This type of flooding can be caused by a leaky sump pump or drain pipe that is clogged with debris and miscellaneous matter. In this instance, water comes in through a small gap between the base and the wall on a building or structure. Poor drainage leads to all sorts of challenges that are both costly and dangerous.

In all of the above, it’s clear that flooding is devastating for any building or home. When brought in by means of cracks in walls or the foundation, it’s usually the case that a lot of repair is needed. Whether you reach out for preventative measures or restoration, our team of professionals have both the experience and expertise you need to navigate any challenge you encounter.

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