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The Numbers Don’t Lie When It Come to Water Damage

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

the underside of a sink showing water damage from leaking pipes If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of Putnam County.

If you have ever lived through a disaster or accident that has struck your home, you know what it’s like to simply want your home back to normal.

As a homeowner, you try to do everything you can to protect and maintain your home. And while you think you have everything taken care of, sometimes life deals you a hand you weren’t prepared for.

The best you can do is take steps to limit your risk. You can stay prepared by ensuring your pipes and appliances are well-equipped and maintained. Every little step you take reduces the chances you’ll become a part of these statistics:

24. This is the percentage of all home insurance claims related to water damage. This means that almost one out of every four insurance claims is because of water damage.

48. This is the average number of hours you have before water damage can become mold damage. It often doesn’t even take this long, so an immediate response is better for you.

98. This represents the percentage of homes with basements that will incur water damage at some point. Because basement water damage is so common, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs of a leak, including a musty odor or a discolored ceiling.

10,234. This is the amount, in dollars, of the average claim for water damage. When you consider the items in your home that can be ruined from water damage, this number might actually seem relatively small.

14,000. This represents the number of Americans who experience water damage each day. In essence, this means that at every six seconds someone in America is dealing with a new busted pipe or something that they probably weren’t prepared for.

13,000,000,000. This is the amount of money paid out each year for water damage. In the United States alone, that’s $13 billion in costs associated with water damage.

These numbers can be overwhelming, but most water damage can be prevented. That is why it’s so essential to keep your home and possessions well-maintained by regularly checking the pipes, appliances, and plumbing.

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.

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