Mind-Boggling Water Damage Numbers | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
There’s an intense battle going on in your home, wherein your pipes and plumbing systems are trying to keep water at bay, lest it come surging through your home in a flood of aquatic mess.
There are countless connections, valves and hoses that can create issues in your home, and any one of them can release a lot of water very quickly. That’s why it’s urgent that your plumbing and water-using appliances be well-equipped and maintained—so that you can keep the advantage you desperately need in the struggle to contain all that running water.
A few numbers will add context to the seriousness of this discussion.
- This is the percentage of all U.S. home insurance claimsfiled due to water damage—a quarter of all claims! This equates to 2% of all homeowners filing a claim each year. That may not sound like a lot, but when you consider how many homes there are in this country…yikes.
- You have this many hours to get water damage under control before mold starts growing, and you actually may have less time than that.
- This depressing little digit set represents the percentage of basements that will flood or experience water damage at some point. If there’s one kind of water damage that’s almost impossible to avoid, it’s this one.
10,234. This is average cost, in dollars, of a water damage claim. This kind of disaster happens quickly in cases like flooding or burst pipes, and it can really wreak havoc.
14,000. Wrap your brain around this—some 14,000 water disaster events will happen in homes across the country today. That’s not a typo—a water damage scenario happens an average of once every six seconds.
13,000,000,000. All those zeroes represent water damage to a lot of homes, and more specifically the cost to repair them. This is the annual average of water-based insurance claims in the U.S.
Keeping water damage out of your home is a struggle, but you can put yourself in an advantageous position by keeping up with regular maintenance and upgrades in your plumbing, and by replacing appliances, seals and hoses before leaks become bigger problems.
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.