According to industry reports, home water damage emergencies affect 14,000 people daily, with an annual total cost of $20 billion nationwide. In addition, emergency water damage leads to the most expensive home repairs.
Water damage can start in your basement, kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere in your house or establishment. In order to prevent losses and costly repairs, it is important to prevent water damage from happening. ServiceMaster by Wright discusses the basic facts about water damage and how it can be avoided.
Causes of Water Damage
Water damage can be a result of many events, but these are the most common:
Categories of Water Damage
The ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration categorizes water damage into three: