Water Damage — How it Puts You at Risk and How You Can Mediate the Damages

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Water damage is one of the most detrimental things that can happen in a person’s home. It’s one of the more costly, and destructive types of damage homeowners ever have to deal with.

Those of us who live in cold weather climates will already know all about the sort of dangers that snow and ice can pose, but it may not be apparent exactly how much damage they do, and how much it costs Americans just to keep it at bay.

According to participating insurance companies, the total amount of damage caused solely to insured property by winter storms was nearly $30 billion since 1993. That averages out to about a billion a year in damages related to freezing!

In total, water damages account for about 22% of all homeowners’ insurance claims, and the damages are usually steep — averaging around 4,024 per new claim. This causes homeowners to spend additional money on sewer line repair, too.

Most folks don’t realize how at-risk they are for water damages. Some living in the snowy regions of the country may not even realize the risks associated with being there, due to the general waxing/waning nature of winter season intensity. One year, it might be calm and mild. The next, the storms may be absolutely crippling.

When outside temperatures do drop extremely low, 20 below (Fahrenheit) for example, water papers found in homes, businesses, and structures with poor insulation are likely to freeze and/or crack. A tiny 1/8th inch rupture in a standard water pipe for a home can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day. That’s enough to completely destroy floors, appliances, personal items, furniture, and a multitude of other items.

Experts recommend having a sewer inspection or a total sewer line replacement performed if you suspect any damages or live in a cold-weather part of the country in a home with little or no insulation.

The drain lining may not have cracked yet, but in those conditions, it may one day in the future. Sewer line repair professionals are usually well-prepared to handle any proactive, or reactionary work you may be planning with your sewer system. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and find yourself in need of an entire sewer repair.

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