Detecting Water Leaks

Detecting Water Leaks

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Be a Drip Detector: Water Damage Is Not a Minor Issue

Many homeowners are fooled into thinking that small water leaks or dripping are a minor home problem that can be overlooked for a period of time without much consequence. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Even the smallest of leaks can turn into a costly issue with water bills and major water damage.

In fact, the average household wastes over 10,000 gallons of water a year from these “small” leaks and drips. Even a small leak left unnoticed can cost big bucks when it comes to the resulting damage. The average water damage claim is $7,039 and is the second most frequently filed claim for homeowners.

Be a Drip Detector: Where to Start

Washing machines, dishwashers, and other water-related appliances can be big offenders when it comes to water waste and leaks. You will want to inspect these appliances for wear and tear at least once per year.

Water damage can also come from some lesser known sources such as the roof. If the roof is damaged, water can seep through into the home. Foundations that are cracked can also allow water into the home. You also can’t forget irrigation systems you may have running outdoors. All of these can cause significant damage to the home if not inspected.

A leak in an irrigation system that is no thicker than a dime results in an average of 6,300 gallons of water wasted. Imagine 6,300 gallons of water seeping into your home. How much damage do you think may be done?

Be a Drip Detector: Take Action

Being proactive in searching for potential and detecting water leaks and ensuring your appliances are running correctly can save you a large sum of money in the long run. However, should you run into water damage in the home, take action immediately. Call Carpet Keeper’s 24/7 emergency line before the damage gets worse.

Carpet Keepers can be reached at 703-737-3117 anytime to meet your needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

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