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Burst pipes are not so common in Florida because they are mostly associated with freezing weather. However, there are a variety of other causes of burst pipes as well, and therefore, it behooves any Florida homeowner to be aware of possible causes, prevention means, and coping techniques for burst pipes. Below are some questions to test your knowledge about burst pipes in Florida, followed by tips on how to prevent and handle them.
1. What is the most common reason for calling a plumber if a pipe is dysfunctional?
a) It rusted or was otherwise worn due to old age.
b) It burst.
c) It got an accidental hit.
d) It was purposefully damaged by an outsider.
a) Too many people used the water at once.
b) It froze, and the ice expansion outdid the capacity of the pipe.
c) The pipe was uninsulated.
d) a & c
3. What are some effects of burst pipes?
a) Property damage.
b) Evacuate homes and other buildings.
c) No water for days on end for an entire population.
d) All of the above.
4. What is the highest water loss that would likely result from a burst pipe?
a) 2 bathtubs-full per hour
b) 1 bathtub-full per day
c) 1 bucket-full per hour
d) 4 bathtubs-full per hour
Preventing Burst Pipes
Here are tips for preventing burst pipes in the first place.
What To Do If a Pipe Bursts
Burst pipes are serious, and can affect you – and those in your area – immediately without warning. Be aware of possible signs of bursting pipes, and be prepared to act swiftly if a pipe does burst. In addition, take all precautions to try to prevent burst pipes from occurring in the first place. If you do end up with burst pipes in Florida, contact LMR Adjusters to consult about receiving the highest possible insurance claim payback.
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