When your Atlanta area home or business has a plumbing leak, time is of the essence. Even a small water intrusion can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages.
A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, “Prevent Water Damage from Plumbing Systems and Drains,” reveals just how much damage a small water leak can cost. “It only takes a small amount of water soaking into floors, walls or cabinets from a faulty pipe, or bubbling up from a backed-up sewer drain to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business. An IBHS study of closed water damage insurance claims identified plumbing pipes and drain systems as leading causes of interior water damage.”
“This type of failure costs homeowners time and money more often than any other source of water loss. The average cost of an incident was more than $5,000 after the insurance deductible was paid. The majority of insurance claims were caused by corroded, rusty, or frozen pipes, which can be prevented by proper maintenance.”
According to the IBHS here are a few signs to look for
An increased monthly water bill, banging pipes, rust stains, moisture in the walls or on the floor, and signs of wet soil erosion near the foundation are all potential indicators of a plumbing problem.
As a backup, let technology pay attention for you by installing a house leak detection system.
An alarm system for your plumbing system is an affordable way to take advantage of the most innovative technology. A leak sensing system detecting any water loss and protect you and your family from harmful mold.
This same technology also works for commercial properties, where water intrusion can go unnoticed for an extended amount of time. And the water and repair costs can quickly add up.
The sooner you realize you have a water leak, the sooner you can have it repaired. Which means you won’t have to worry about costly repairs it and not have to worry about any damage to your home or a hazardous condition.