Florida remains in direct path of Tropical Storm Dorian

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By Daniel Dahm – Digital Manager, Troy Bridges – Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Dorian will possibly become a hurricane in the coming days as the storm remains on a direct path to Florida.

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Signs of a Water Leak Behind the Walls

There are many potential causes of water damage in your home.  Some sources of water damage, such as floods, burst pipes, and sewage backups, are obvious and homeowners notice them right away.  However, there are some sources of water damage that are much more difficult to detect such as water leaks behind walls.  Homeowners typically do not notice hidden leaks until they have already caused a considerable amount of damage.

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Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Every year, floods kill more people than lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Floods can also wreak havoc on homes and businesses, requiring everything from new drywall and furnishings to completely new structures.  If your home or commercial property has been flooded, your first priority is safety.  Stay away from the area until government officials say it’s safe to return. When you can go back, take emergency supplies and cash with you. If you can get to a phone, call your insurance company and, if necessary, Able Builders, Inc.  Then, you can get started on assessing the damage. Watch every step, because the risk of slips and falls is high. Also, be very cautious around appliances, gas lines and electrical equipment. 

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Remodeling after Water Damage

Small Moisture Issues Can Cause Big Problems

Water Damage in your home may not always appear to be bad, but in some cases the smallest amount of water can cause the biggest damage.

Coming home from work or vacation can be disappointing and devastating if you come home to find that your kitchen is flooded. When this happens, you will need to contact a Water Damage Restoration Company like Able Builders, Inc immediately for help eliminating the water, mold, and other problems. During this process, you may also need to decide if now is the right time to do some home remodeling that you’ve been wanting to do.

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How to Detect Water Damage

You may think a water leak or a busted pipe would be easy to detect and definitely something you’d notice right away. The truth is, sometimes the signs of water damage are hidden – behind your walls, under your floor boards, or even on the exterior of your house. Whether the situation happened an hour ago or a month ago, there are a number of ways to remedy the problem with water damage repair and restoration. First and foremost is finding the source.

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When Can You Claim for Water Damage Coverages on Home Insurance

How to Avoid Being Out of Luck and Make Sure Your Claim Gets Paid

Water damage is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. According to ISO, Water damage claims are the second largest frequent insurance claim, following wind and hail damage. The percentage of claims due to water damage is also increasing, while other causes of damage have stayed fairly consistent or even decreased.

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