The list includes problems commonly associated with water damage, including faulty or corroded domestic appliances and DIY mishaps such as catching pipes with a nail,
Other more unusual causes revealed include the fallout from broken aquariums, which usually crack and spill out their contents shortly after being moved, along with blocked guttering.
Leaks from frozen water pipes in the roof space are also listed, which was the most common cause of damage in the home in last winter’s cold snap.
DisasterCare Platinum has compiled the list, after carrying out extensive research from water damaged homes across the UK.
The information is now available to download at www.disastercare.co.uk/
Charles Jeffrey, of DisasterCare Platinum, said: “Every householder should take a look at this guide and consider how it affects their surroundings, as acting now could prevent a major clean-up operation in the future.”
Notes To Editors
DisasterCare Platinum is a specialist restoration service, which caters for higher value and technically complex insurance claims resulting from flood and fire damage.
DisasterCare Platinum’s areas of expertise include water damage restoration, structural drying, fire and smoke removal, mould and microbial remediation – as well as accidental damage to carpets and soft furnishings.
The company, which has its headquarters in Farnham, Surrey, offers the latest technology to ensure clear lines of communication with insurers - with detailed site reports, estimates and schedules of work delivered to clients within minutes of technicians leaving a site.
DisasterCare Platinum, Wrecclesham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8TY
T: 0845 521 0280
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685/07985 129315