How to Protect Your Home or Business from Breached Pipes
SERVPRO of Emporia/South Boston would like to offer homeowners some helpful household tips.
Did you know, that per the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the average cost associated with a breach in your pipes could be up $5,000 – or more if there are water damage expenses associated with the breach? Did you also know that pipe insulation, which is something a homeowner can easily install around exposed piping, costs as little as fifty cents per linear foot?
Take a look at the following places in your home for possible standing or leaking water:
- The pipes along your home’s exterior walls,
- Under your kitchen and bathroom and bathroom sinks,
- In your attic and in the crawl spaces under your home
Some simple signs to help you spot a breached pipe you are the following:
- Wet spots under your sinks, cabinets and counters,
- Clogs throughout your home.
- Slow moving drains,
- Wet spots or puddles and/or sewer odors within your yard.
Every homeowner should know where the main water stuff off is for their home in case of an emergency. This shut off is normally located just outside the house. If you cannot locate your shut off, you need to ask someone such as a plumber or the builder so they can show you where it is located.
If you should happen to experience water damage due to a burst pipe in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Emporia/South Boston. We are available 24/7 at 434-262-6792 – the safest way for you to prevent damage is let the professional handle the clean-up!