Protect Against Common Plumbing Leaks

Fact: According to Floodsmart.gov, from 2003 unto the present time the average insurance claim for flooding is $4 billion a year. 90% of wet basements leak water from the walls and joint where the walls meet. Floodsafety.com reports that flash flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths with 200 per year.

Protect your home against leaks that cause flooding

 

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Protect your home against a leaking water heater, dripping well-water tank or blown-out washing machine hoses flooding your basement.

  • The most common plumbing leak in a basement is the water heater
  • Average life span of a water heater is 7 years.
  • Inspect water tank on a regular basis.
  • Install a containment ring around water heater.
  • Another common plumbing leak is washing machine hoses.
  • Standard washing machine hoses are not made to withstand the 50 or 60 psi of water pressure exerted by the hard plumbing system.
  • Washing machine not in the basement? This can still be an issue

An easy on the wallet way to help keep your basement dry all the time

BD Tip: Check with your insurance company to see if these common plumbing leaks are covered