Impact of Water Damage
Your home is your safe place or respite and relaxation. It provides protection and comfort for family, friends and loved ones. However, sometimes accidents happen. Houses flood, pipes burst, and roofs leak. What might not seem like a big deal initially may become much worse if left unchecked. Water damage in a home can have a substantial negative impact on those living in the house. Water damage and freezing as a category is the second-most common type of home insurance claim (following wind and hail).
- Nationwide, household leaks waste an estimated one (1) trillion gallons or enough to supply 11 million homes with water for a year.
- 10% of homes with leaks waste 90 gallons or more per day.
- A leaky faucet can waste 3,000 gallons per year.
- A leak in an irrigation system can waste 6,300 gallons in a year.
- An average household leak can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water in a year.
- Annual water wastage from a typical household leak is equivalent to the water used for:
- 270 loads of laundry.
- 600 showers.
- 1,200 loads of dishes in a dishwasher.
- 6,250 flushes of a standard toilet.
- 80,000 servings of water.
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Charles County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Charles County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. As always, SERVPRO of Charles County and SERVPRO of Oxon Hill professionals are here to help!