Were you aware that your home has a 1 in 5 chance of experiencing significant water damage within the next 10 years? Moreover, these chances rise when you factor in minor water damage that leads to mold damage. Average costs from water damage exceed those from fire and theft. Therefore, it only makes sense to protect your home from water damage.
Home Water Damage—An Inside Threat
Industry statistics are consistent from what we find in the homes we have serviced throughout southern California. Did you know that most water damage events arise from inside a home? These are the usual suspects in a home water damage claim:
- Air conditioning units
- Dehumidifiers and humidifiers
- Plumbing Pipe Leaks
- Hot water heaters
- Ice makers and refrigerators
- Plumbing fixtures in cabinets/faucets
- Washing machines
- Water filtration and water softeners
Every home has one or more of the above items. Understanding the specifics of how these lead to water leaks will help you to anticipate problems and eliminate or reduce their occurrence.
Check back to our blog as the Superior Restoration team covers each topic and shows how to prevent short and long-term problems. Alternatively, you can download our Homeowner's Water Damage Prevention Guide PDF now.
The Threat of Small Leaks
Slow leaks are one of the largest causes of extensive water and mold damage. Why? They remain undetected for months or even years, slowly leading to massive mold colonies and building material deterioration. Our team has found small leaks that resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in water damages and mold remediation. Finding leaks, whether large of small, is vital to keeping your home safe and protecting your investment in it.
Since 1995 Superior Restoration has provided professional restoration cleanup and construction services to San Diego County. We are available around the clock and can be reached at 800-567-7756.