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Water Damage Miami: Mayor Philip Stoddard Won’t Stand for Leaks!

Published by 911 Restoration Miami on June 9, 2014 in category: Water Damage Restoration

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What do you get when you move into a home that hasn’t been renovated in 50 years? You will probably need immediate help from a water damage Miami crew to step in and address the pipe leaks and mold problem that are likely spinning out of control. At least this is what Mayor Philip Stoddard was forced to do; as he refused to take leaks or tolerate mold growth in the South Miami City Commission building. When asked about the water damage problem Mayor Stoddard said, “the back wall had water leaks” and “the building is 50 years old so it got leaky….” The Mayor then went on to talk about the moldy carpet and other disgusting things that the $65,000 bill will go towards remediating. So what does this have to do with your home?

Newsflash: Old Homes Leak all the Time

An old home is a cranky sass because it likely has old neglected pipes that are left to dripping water deep within walls and under floors where homeowners are none the wiser. In fact if your home was built in the early 1900s there is a good chance your plumbing is made from cast iron or clay—materials that are notoriously fragile and that have a life expectancy of 75 to 100 years. This means that your plumbing system could deteriorate any day now unleashing copious amounts of water in your kitchen, crawl space or anywhere else they run. The last thing you want is for your home to have fragile bones. If indeed your pipes were installed around the same Glover Cleveland stepped out of the White House, you would be wise to replace them with an updated plastic system. You can expect to shell out a few thousand dollars, but keep in mind that an updated plumbing system will add resale value to your home and protect your structure from any damage. If you see a pipe leaking call a water damage Miami company that offers a free inspection, and do this without delay.

Miami Dolphins VS Pipe Leaks

Which entity can cause the most damage: our Miami Dolphins or a series of pipe leaks? The Dolphins went 8-8 in 2013 while water damage and mold removal needs shot up from the previous year. While Incognito and Tannehill will need to work really hard to lead their team into any hopes for a postseason, pipes are leaking water deep within walls, under floors and in other places in which they cause wood rot, foundation shifts, deadly mold spores and a number of other problems. As a loyal fan you should cheer for the Dolphins, win or lose. But when it comes to pipe leaks don’t turn your back to them or you may come home from the game to discover a foot of water in your living room!

Don’t Tolerate Mold or Take Leaks!

If the Mayor of Miami can spend $65,000 to repair some leaks, you can invest a few thousand to ensure your home stays safe from flooding and that family members aren’t threatened with health risks. Your home is likely the biggest financial investment you will make in your life, so if your pipes spring a leak, call a water damage Miami company to come and perform a free inspection followed by initiating professional water extractions!

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