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Biggest Risks of Water Damage

water damage cleanup stevens point, water damage stevens pointWater damage disasters are one of the top dangers Stevens Point homeowners face today. The United States statistics on water damage properties speak for themselves:

  • Over 95% of residential basements experience a water event in their lifetime – this can be as smalls a leaking pipe that causes mold growth, or as large as broken pipe releasing thousands of gallons of water onto the basement floor.
  • Every single day there are tens of thousands of homeowners across the United States that experience a flood or water damage event in their home.
  • 10% of residential properties have water leaks large enough to waste up to 90 gallons of water or more in a single day.
  • Over 35% of United States homeowners have claimed property losses from water damage disasters.
  • Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States year after year.

To help keep Stevens Point residents from becoming a part of these statistics, K-tech Kleening has listed a few tips you should follow to prevent water damage disasters.

Keep an eye on that water bill

When you receive your water bill each month look at it to see if you are using more water than usual. If the amount of use has increased significantly, without explanation, you may want to check your plumbing for any hidden leaks. If you catch the leak early you can prevent a significant amount of property damage.

Maintain your gutters and downspouts

We admit, this isn’t always the most fun way to spend your time, but gutter and downspout maintenance can go a long way in preventing the need for water damage cleanup. It is recommended that homeowners clean out their gutters and check for damage a few times a year to keep debris from piling up in your gutters and preventing the flow of water from damaging the roofing.

Inspect Your Roof

Speaking of roofing, it is not uncommon for roofs to start suffering from water leaks. Water damage from a damaged roof can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Eventually, the damage caused by the leak in the roof will become noticeable in the form of a water damaged ceiling or walls. It is important to periodically check your roof for any damage to make sure it keeps doing its job.

Check Your Appliances

Make it a habit to check water lines and hoses leading to dishwashers, water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines, and any other household appliance that connects to a water source. Over time, those hoses and pipes can become cracked or spring a leak where a seal has become loose or broken.

There are multiple ways you can prevent water damage disasters from occurring in your home but doing the things listed above significantly reduce the risk of water damage. If for any reason a water damage disaster does affect your home contact the certified experts at K-tech Kleening. Our team works around the clock providing water damage cleanup services to those in need!