Having to call a plumber during the Christmas holiday is never good. Having to call a plumber because there is water running into the basement when you have a house full of company is even worse. The water damage that can be caused by leaking pipes can be extensive, even in a matter of minutes. In fact, nearly as important as getting hold of a plumber is also contacting a mold prevention and clean up service. Local plumbers offer both commercial and residential services, even during the holidays.
When was the last time you needed to call an emergency plumber? Research indicates that the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim is $6,965. Fortunately, there are approximately 556 thousand people employed as a plumbers, pipe layers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters. With that many plumbers available, it is no wonder that there will be one available no matter what day of the year it is.
Plumbing Emergencies and Water Damage Cleanups Require Professionals
There can be many difficult things about owning a home, and while there are many tasks that property owners feel they can handle themselves plumbing should not be one of them. Do it yourself plumbers can often create big issues from the smallest of problems. Knowing the right way to install bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, in fact, leaves little room for error.
Likewise, when there is a plumbing problem, it is important to get professional help when it comes to water damage restoration and mold and mildew removal. Did you know, for instance, that there has been a 200% increase in defect mold litigation in construction over the past five years? Mold can happen in fewer than 24 hours, so finding professionals to help with water damage clean up is essential.
Consider some of these additional facts and figures about both the plumbing mold mildew restoration industries:
- 37 gallons of water is used in an average bath.
- 881 gallons of water is used by an average family of four uses a week just by flushing toilets.
- 6.5 gallons of water are used in a single flush of the toilet.
- There has been a 1,100 increase in mold related claims over the past decade, according to Farmers Insurance.
- 93% of chronic sinus infections have been attributed to mold, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Finding the right plumber, no matter what day of the year, is important so that you can add and maintain to the value of your property.