- July 17, 2017
- Posted by: Todd Avenarius
- Category: Blog
Water damage is one of the most pervasive and costly problems home owners and property owners will experience, yet they don’t know there is something they can do to prevent and mitigate the catastrophic damage a water leak can cause. Not to mention the loss of a precious resource in a time when conservation is on everybody’s mind.
According to the EPA, ‘The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves.’ But then, there are the leaks you don’t know… in the walls, the ceiling and other hidden areas. These leaks can be even more costly, and damaging. The emergence of unhealthy mold growth is a great concern to everyone.
HomeAdvisor™ states: ‘Repairing water damage can be very expensive depending on the location and extent of the damage. Costly damage occurs when water comes in contact with wood, sheetrock, fabrics, or other biodegradable material like paper or cardboard. Left untreated these develop mold, causing other health and safety issues. The most important aspect of repairing water damage in your home is to catch it as early as possible.’
The best thing a property owner can do, is prevent the damage before it occurs.
Typically, there are just two main causes of water damage — events due to weather, such as rain or snow melt, or plumbing – such as pipes bursting or leaking. More water damage is caused by NON-weather events such as a pipe bursting, or plumbing or appliance issues.
Consistent with industry statistics, it’s very clear just how common and devastating a problem water damage can be. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime.
The costs are just a astounding as the regularity of occurrences. Water damage and mold cost the insurance industry $2.5 billion dollars per year, and the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim is $6,965.
If a property owner were to invest just a fraction of that average cost, devastating water damage and the potential for mold can be stopped, or the very least mitigated to a much more manageable level.
There are devices and products on the market today that alert you to leaks, inform you of moisture and identify a leak.. but few stop the water flow without human intervention. Knowing there’s a leak, but not being able to stop the water is counter-intuitive.
In this video, State Farm Insurance™ lists its recommendation on what they determine to be the best ‘leak detection’ solution on the market. Once you’ve listened, take know of #1..the BEST.. and look at AquaTrip™
AquaTrip™ works as a sort of ‘breaker switch’ for the properties entire plumbing system. Fully managed and programmable to the property owners desires, once the AquaTrip detects any water flow…from a pinhole leak to a burst pipe .. that is outside of the parameters set for that property, it shuts all water flow off. Thus preventing undo and catastrophic water damage.
Please, visit www.buyaquatrip.com today, or call us at (844) 4 -AQATRP