Did you know, every day there are an estimated 14,000 people in the US experiencing water damage emergencies at home or work each day? Just a water leak alone can leave incredible amounts of damage and waste in their wake. These individual leaks can seem minuscule, but over time they will generate an enormous issue. For example, a ⅛ inch crack in a pipe can spill 250 gallons of water in just one day! Another crazy statistic is: The average costs of damages caused by faulty plumbing alone is $17,250. The good news is that if you do end up being one of those 14,000 people, S.T.O.P. Restoration is always available and ready to help! From cleaning to restoring, we have you covered.
If you’re worried about a potential water damage disaster in your home, our team at STOP Restoration has some great tips for you to help avoid a potential issue. We recommend having a plumber maintain your water heater on a regular basis, watching your water bill for unexpectedly higher usage, fixing leaks and drips as soon as you see them, check your water meter before and after 2 hours of not using water to see if it has changed, and lastly, use water leak alarms and automatic water shutoff systems to catch leaks quickly. We hope these tips come in handy and prevent a future problem for you and your home, because nobody likes getting their socks wet.