Water Safety

Benjamin Franklin was quoted saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

This rings true when it comes to protecting your home against water damage.

However, there are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate the threat of water damage.

¢ Homes more than 20 years old are 37% more likely to have water damage involving a shower.

¢ 73% of losses involving an icemaker were caused by failure of the supply line hose.

¢ Homes 30 years or older were three times as likely to have a plumbing supply or drain problem.

¢ A burst water supply line causes half of all water damage incidents involving washing machines.

¢ 78% of all toilets leaks were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies or toilets that have backed up and overflowed.

¢ A leaking toilet can add up to $500 to your monthly water bill. Check for toilet leaks by adding a little food coloring in your tank.  If color begins to appear within 30 minutes, you have a leak.

¢ 44% of all sink related water damage was caused by faulty plumbing supply lines.