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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 Gillette, Sheridan

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

the underside of a sink showing water damage from leaking pipes The Water Damage Numbers Say it All | SERVPRO® of Gillette, Sheridan

As adults, we have learned that working hard never stops. We work hard for a paycheck, and we work hard for our family!

So if you are a homeowner, you can understand that things don’t always work out the way we wish them to! When it comes to water damage in your home, it’s sad to say but the odds are not in your favor. At some point or another, you’re likely going to be dealing with some type of water damage.

You can’t prepare for everything, but you can certainly try. One way to do so is to ensure that your pipes and appliances are well-equipped and maintained. This can at least give you a fighting chance against water damage.

24. This number represents the percentage of all home insurance claims that are related to water damage. That’s one out of every 50 homeowners who file water claim each year.

48. Water damage can become a very costly incident! Especially if you haven’t cleaned it up promptly. You only have 48 hours before your water damage becomes a mold problem in your home.

98. It might come as a shock to some, but 98% of homes with basements experience some type of water damage at some point.

10,234. This is how much money the average insurance claim for water damage costs. Because water can cause more issues than simply getting things wet, it can be a costly fix! Water damage is not only destructive to the possessions in your home, but it can cause major damage to the structure of your home as well.

14,000. Every day, there are 14,000 water damage emergencies reported here in the United States. That’s a lot of people; every six seconds, someone is dealing with some type of water damage.

13,000,000,000. A number with nine zeroes behind it usually is only seen during a lottery drawing! In this case, though, this $13 billion represents the annual cost of water damage here in the United States.

These numbers can be quite a “sticker shock,” but the good news is most water damage is preventable. Keep up with the maintenance of your home and repair leaks as soon as you see them. And while this won’t prevent some accidents or disasters, you can rest assured that you are doing everything you can to help defy the odds.

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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