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Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your North Fort Myers Home

7/23/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your North Fort Myers Home A water leak that affects your floor boards might be more than enough to invite toxic black mold into your home.

Most Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home

Sometimes, homeowners and property managers may need urgent North Fort Myers water damage restoration and not even be aware of it. At SERVPRO, we know that it's quite common for homeowners to assume that they won't don't need any help from the professionals until something dramatic like a burst pipe or heavy flood occurs.


Though, it is far more normal for water destruction to come as a thief in the night, sneaking slowly throughout your home, causing graduation deterioration and damage. Standing water may also cause sanitary, and health issues, and will decrease your home's efficiency. Even worse, slowly-spreading North Fort Myers water damage can play host to mold colonies, weaken critical structural beams and cause other forms of widespread damage throughout your home.


Here are a few common situations that could potentially lead to slow water destruction:

Flat Roofs
While many homes are perfectly legal with a flat roof, a more standard sloped roof is far more efficient and redistributing rainwater. Of course, most flat roofs are not completely flat and are build with a small slope, but if branches or other debris build up, water can deform and damage your roof.


Leaky Plumbing
Sometimes people dismiss leaking pipes and other parts of their plumbing system, assuming that it won't be a big problem. A water leak that affects your floor boards might be more than enough to invite toxic black mold into your home. Homeowners should check the acidity of their home water to make sure that the copper lining of their pipes is not being destroyed.


Gutters & Drains
When installed properly and clean, your gutter and drainage system should easily be able to disperse rainwater safely away from your home or building. Unfortunately, if gutters and drains get clogged with leaves and other debris, a dam can form, leading water to overflow its bounds and cascade down the walls of your home. When your walls start to become continually wet, they will begin to break down and cause severe damage to the structural integrity of your home or property.


Other Problems
Homeowners worried about these, and other potential sources of water destruction should contact their local North Fort Myers water damage restoration professionals. A professional company will be able to help you quickly restore your home to its full comfort. At SERVPRO, we have decades of experience in helping homeowners and property managers quickly remove and repair water problems.

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We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Cape Coral community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

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