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These Water Damage Figures Will Surprise You | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

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

Don’t panic, but there’s a water war being waged in your home. You may not see it, but every day it’s happening—your pipes, hoses and water appliances are keeping up the valiant effort of not only transporting your water from place to place, but keeping it in line and making sure it doesn’t spew all over the place and wreck your home.

All that water is a good thing, and it’s something you need and rely on every day. But if it gets out of place, it can quickly cause intense damage—that’s why it’s so important to have a well-equipped and maintained plumbing system.

These water damage numbers are ridiculous—let’s read ‘em and weep together.

24. This matches the percentage of all U.S. home insurance claims that happen because of water damage. One in every 50 homeowners will file a claim this year.

48. You have this many hours to get rid of water and moisture before mold growth begins, and in some cases you may have even less time than that.

98. We’d love to say this is the percentage of homeowners who avoid water damage if they think happy thoughts, but it’s not so great—this is the number out of every 100 homes whose basements will take on some kind of water damage during the life of the home.

10,234. Take a guess—did you guess this is the average amount spent to recover a home water incident? Of course you did; great job.

14,000. You know that little square on a calendar that goes around today’s date? Inside that square live 14,000 little pipes that burst and floods that find their way inside homes, because that’s how many times water damage will occur today across the U.S.

13,000,000,000. This number—13 billion dollars—is the amount spent every year repairing and restoring water damage claims in homes.

These numbers are mind-blowing, and they can be a little deflating. But maintaining your home plumbing system and taking care of leaks and moisture right away can help keep you outside these soggy statistics.

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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