Water Damage by Numbers
Whether it is a small loss or a complete flood situation, water damage is always an unsettling experience. Nearly 93% of all losses could have been prevented and we want to help you protect your home or business from the unexpected. From leaking pipes to a natural disaster, the term “water damage” can cover a variety of situations. It is important that you check your homeowner’s policy and truly understand your coverage limits. If you think it will never happen to you, think again. According to statistics set forth by the American Insurance Association, nearly 40% of current homeowners have experienced some form of a water damage loss. It is the second most common reason for filing an insurance claim in the United States and causes billions in property damage each year. The most common cause of water damage is completely preventable! Broken pipes and hoses from ice maker lines, dishwashers and washing machines are the number one culprit. Did you know that nearly 250 gallons of water can escape from a 1/8-inch crack in a typical household pipe in a 24-hour period? You can visit your local home improvement store to replace old pipes with new materials for an easy fix. Nobody can ever predict the future, but knowledge is always your best line of defense! If you experience water damage, remember that SERVPRO of Mobile County is available 24/7 to help…call us at 251-343-0534.