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Unique Problems That Accompany Flood Damage From Naples Water Heaters

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unique Problems That Accompany Flood Damage From Naples Water Heaters When a water heater breaks, it can create a significant flood damage problem in your Naples home.

Flood Damage Problems

Water heaters are essential in many modern American homes. We use hot water for food preparation, bathing, heating, and a host of other utilities and functions. However, when a water heater breaks, it can create a significant flood damage problem in your Naples home. Floods from water heaters are different from other appliances for a few reasons, none of them good. If your water heater bursts or breaks, you may be dealing with a severe and major problem. Here are some of the most troublesome parts of any water heater repair job.

Hot Water Effects
While the clean water that flows through home water heaters in Naples creates flood damage that is easier to clean up and deal with on the whole than that from dirty water sources, its heat can still pose some unique problems. Heat may aid in chemical reactions with rubbers and other materials, and could even start a contained fire. We have a comprehensive and well-prepared approach to any flood damage situation, so worry not about these consequences.

High Flow Rates
Water heaters have more liquid flowing through them than most other appliances - and thus, when they break, more water gets spilled out before we can arrive to take charge of the situation. Even in large places like garages where most water heaters are located, we commonly have to deal with standing and well-spread water.

Ceiling Damage
Vertically-oriented water heaters commonly break at the top, damaging not only the walls and floors below but also the ceiling above as pressurized water rockets upward. Ceilings are not meant to withstand heavy water flow, and can quickly disintegrate in the face of these disasters. However, if your water heater breaks in a lower spot or is oriented horizontally, this should not pose a problem in your home.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is a local provider of home damage mitigation and restoration services available whenever you need us. Give us a call 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

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