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Hurricane Season and Water Damage

Hurricane season has been quiet for us in 2018 so far, and that is a good thing. But as we have experienced in the past, hurricanes can sneak up on us quickly and with great force. With Hurricane Florence approaching, it’s important to be prepared for when these natural disasters strike. Some important safety precautions to keep in mind include having plenty of nonperishable food water on hand, a full tank of gas, plenty of batteries, flashlights, and an evacuation plan. Hurricanes have caused so much destruction, devastation and lost lives throughout history, it is important to be prepared for the worst.

In addition to this, one major thing to consider is how a hurricane can impact you as a homeowner – especially when trying to sell your home. Those of us renting out homes to tenants know the two very dreaded words during hurricane season! WATER. DAMAGE.

Did you know here in Florida, hurricanes are the number one cause of water damage to homes? Think about what that could mean if you are planning to sell your home. We have seen this story time and again – water damaged homes don’t pass inspection and can’t close. Renters tend to shy away from improperly repaired water damage, and in extreme cases, can file a lawsuit against you for not properly cleaning up the damage. The list for potential risk of exposure starts to rise faster than the water levels!

Let’s next talk about infrastructure, more specifically, pipes and foundation. Water damage isn’t just cosmetic, home inspections can fail from water damage for more serious reasons, as well. A major concern with water damage is that the foundation can be severely damaged from flooding. In addition to that, many don’t realize that pipes can become damaged and burst during flooding. Imagine the water levels going down around your home but not inside. This situation occurs more often times than not and can go unnoticed for several hours or worse, days, costing tens of thousands of dollars.

Be sure to check your air conditioning units and have them serviced regularly, as they can be prone to water build up which can again cause bursting pipes, broken and destroyed air conditioning units, and MORE MONEY!

We hope you found our quick blog about hurricane season and water damage useful. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and be prepared!

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