Home Water Damage

Home Water Damage

When you consider the statistics, it becomes 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 staggering as the frequency. 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.

Water leaks alone leave incredible amounts of damage and immense waste in their wake. Water leaks from homes in the US can exceed 1 trillion gallons of water in a year. That’s equivalent to the annual water usage of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami combined! These individual leaks often seem tiny, but over time they can generate enormous waste and damage to a home. For example, a continuously running toilet can waste over 200 gallons of water per day, and a 1/8 inch crack in a pipe can spill 250 gallons of water in a day.

Although water damage can happen quickly and cause immense damage, there are ways to prevent a lot of it. JAQX recently launched its new Trident water and temperature sensor.  The new Trident sensor helps mitigate these risks by offering an easy-to-install sensor that can be deployed just about anywhere to help detect problems immediately.

• Under Appliances: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washing Machines
• Near Water Usage Areas: Bathtubs, Sinks, Toilets
• Low Supervision Areas:  Garages, Basements, Vacation Properties

The Trident sensor also can detect low and high temperature changes, ensuring pets and belongings aren’t exposed to harmful temperatures and pipes don’t freeze during harsh winters. 

Home Water Damage
Courtesy of: Water Damage Defense


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