The Price of Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest
When you’re a homeowner, you do everything you possibly can to help protect your home from any disaster.
No one wants to deal with water damage, so we do all we can to help prevent this from happening to our home.
You can do your part to help ensure that your pipes and appliances are well-equipped and maintained. This doesn’t promise that water damage won’t hit you, but it can help ease your mind, knowing that you’ve done all you can to help protect your home.
Here’s a look at water damage by the numbers:
24. This is the percentage of all home insurance claims that pertain to water damage. That’s one out of every 50 homeowners filing a claim in a given year.
48. Water damage can cause mold damage within 48 hours of water entering your home. And dependent on the weather and other circumstances, it doesn’t always take 48 hours before mold will set in.
98. Owning a home with a basement can be pretty cool at times. But when it comes to water damage, a home with a basement has a 98% chance of having water damage at some point.
10,234. The average insurance claim for a water damage issue is $10,234. It may seem like a lot, but not when you consider that water not only damages your possessions but can also do major structural damage to your home.
14,000. Water damage happens so much that you might be shocked at what this number really represents. The number represents the number of Americans who have some kind of water damage every single day!
13,000,000,000. This number alone is shocking, but when it represents the amount of money used to “fix” water damage, it’s even more shocking. In the United States alone, $13 billion is shelled out every year.
While these numbers are astounding and can be overwhelming, the good news is that most water damage is preventable. Maintain everything in your home you can to help stay on the positive side and win against the odds of water damage.
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.