Losses resulting from water damage and ingress are a growing problem affecting many individuals, organizations and businesses alike. Climate change, outdated infrastructure, spring melting, water runoff, torrential rains, snow, tree roots, broken lines, accompanied with other weather related issues, are resulting in an increased probability of water damage and or sewer backup related losses occurring. To some extent, these losses can be averted, or minimized by taking some practical steps. First, it is important to understand certain definitions used:
What is a Backup ?
A backup occurs when waste or debris has obstructed the plumbing system or lateral line allowing water to enter your building. When a backup occurs, the expense for cleanup and repairs is usually your responsibility. Most backups can be cleared with minimal problems and may or may not