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Water Damage Is More Likely Than Fire Damage

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Drying equipment placed in a condo that suffered a water loss.

While you should be prepared for any type of damage in your home, recent research into claims made with Travelers Insurance suggests that water damage can be as much as 10 times more likely than fire. 
Around 3 percent of those water claims were from weather related incidents, meaning that the others could be avoided with proper maintenance.

Here are the top four common causes of non-weather related water damage:

  1. Leaks from washing machine hoses: These should be inspected every year and replaced every five years or when signs of cracking or bulging appear
  2. Leaks around water heaters: These should be inspected annually and if possible install your water heater in an area with floor drains to minimize damage in the case of leaks
  3. Leaks from refrigerator ice machines: Inspect these connections every year and replace any hoses that are cracked or corroded
  4. Clogged drains line on air conditioning units: Check these drain lines once a year

These steps will greatly reduce your chances of water damage, it is always a possibility.  In the case of water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale at 662-281-1881 so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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