Albuquerque, NM, February 4, 2011 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 this afternoon, 439 water loss claims had been reported to State Farm®.
We are aware of the water loss issues our customers are experiencing in New Mexico and our claims department are currently helping them, says Vice President-Operations Troy Turner. As the weather warms today, unfortunately people are finding theyve got a burst pipe in their home. 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 2nd most common reported claim in New Mexico. Due to the fact most water loss problems arent detected until after leak has started, the damage tends to be costly.
Angela Thorpe Media Specialist Public Affairs, (303) 264-1560
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