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If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of West Forsyth County

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water is running all through your home, every day. Each person uses an average of around 80–100 gallons a day taking showers, washing clothes and dishes, and flushing toilets. But did you know a single crack in a water pipe at a mere 18 inch in size can release more than double that amount in the same time period?

Your pipes and plumbing are pulling double duty—transporting water and keeping it from getting loose and ruining your home. That’s why having well-equipped and maintained plumbing is so very important.

Water damage is widespread, and a real pain to homeowners. Just look at these figures.

24. That’s the percentage of all U.S. home insurance claims—essentially one in four—that come from water damage. Some 2.7 million homes will experience claim-level damage this year.

48. Start the timer when a pipe bursts, because you’ve got 48 hours before your problems increase by a factor of mold. Even though you may not see it at that point, it’s there and it’s growing.

98. If there are 100 homes in your neighborhood with basements, 98 of them will experience flooding, sewer backup or other water damage. Statistically speaking anyway, this is the dreariest of these numbers.

10,234. When water damage occurs, this is the average number of dollars it takes to undo the damage.

14,000. There aren’t many things that happen 14,000 times a day, but water damage is one of them. Something like 10 times a minute on average, someone’s calling their insurance agent.

13,000,000,000. Speaking of agents, the zeroes in this number represent the open, weeping maws of insurance agents all over the country, as they shell out the $13 billion necessary to combat the amount of annual water damage in the U.S.

So you see, the numbers bear out the importance of maintenance, repair and updates to your plumbing and drainage systems. That is, if you don’t want to get lumped in with these numbers next time around.

If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of West Forsyth County to see how we can quickly and fully restore water damage to your home or business. We have the team and the equipment to handle any water damage around your home or business. Call us directly at 336-946-1131


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