February 7, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz., - Following the recent cold snap, State Farm is handling water loss claims for those affected by burst pipes and encourage customers to contact their agent or
1-800-SFCLAIM to file a claim. As of today a few hundred claims have been reported to State Farm,
with a higher concentration in and around the Tucson area.
"We are aware of the water loss issues our customers are experiencing in Arizona and our claims department is currently helping them," says Vice President-Operations Troy Turner. "It is important people realize the signs of a burst pipe to avoid further damage to their homes."
The following are some signs you may have a burst pipe in your home and ways to protect your property from further damage:
Water loss is the most commonly reported claim in Arizona. Due to the fact that most water loss problems aren't detected until after a leak has started, the damage tends to be the most costly type of loss.
Gus Miranda, Media Specialist Public Affairs, (480) 293-6017.
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