Let These Water Damage Statistics Wash Over You
Your plumbing does two incredibly important jobs. It helps the water you rely on get from place to place and serve its purpose for bathing, drinking or cleaning. It's equally important task is keeping that same water in its proper place. Without your pipes, hoses and appliances holding that tension at all times, you’d have a watery mess on your hands, and that right fast.
It’s crucial for your plumbing and water systems to be maintained because frankly, the numbers representing water damage are astonishing.
48. This is the number of hours it takes for mold to begin building its kingdom in your house after a water invasion. Under the right conditions, it could begin even more quickly.
98. We’d love for this to be a misprint, but it’s accurate—about 98% of all basements will experience water damage eventually. The odds of you missing out on this one are slim.
10,234. This is the average dollar amount needed to fully repair a water damage claim. Obviously they don’t all cost this much, but then again, some cost much more.
14,000. This might be the most incredible number on the list, as it represents the number of home water incidents reported every single day. That means a new incident is occurring something like every six seconds!
13,000,000,000. It takes this many dollars per year to undo all the damage done by water in homes across the United States—a truly staggering figure.
What can you do to avoid being part of these statistics? Check your plumbing regularly, keep your water systems up to date and manage leaks immediately when you find them. You can also do things like turn off your water main when you go on vacation, wrap pipes in winter and let faucets drip during freezes. Taking these precautions can keep the repair crew away.
If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO to see how we can quickly and fully restore water damage to your home or business.