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The Facts of
water damage restoration
- Each year, water leaks from U.S. homes can exceed 1 trillion gallons in a year which equals the annual water use of Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami combined.
- Mold growth can begin within 24 hours! Oxygen, moisture, and organic material are the only elements needed for mold to start growing.
- Internal water heater leaks have been calculated to cost nearly $4,000, and that’s just a minor issue. Larger obstacles and mishaps, such as faulty plumbing and house floods, costs on average between $20,000 and $30,000 in repairs alone, and let’s not forget the additional health risks and expenses due to contaminates found in most category 2 or category 3 situations like an overflow or broken dishwasher.
What to do
When you have water damage
To avoid leaks and water damage, it’s essential to keep up on home maintenance and repairs before they become big issues.
The average washing machine supply hose fails after just 8 years and most water heaters fail before the age of 12, meaning these few appliances need to be routinely checked for their efficiency.
Pay attention to plumbing for signs of wear including noisy pipes, signs of moisture on walls or floors, or rust stained water. Replace hoses and pipes before their manufacturer recommended timetable, and make sure the entire family or office knows how to turn off the water supply flow in case of emergency situations.