What Causes Water Damage?There are different factors that cause excess water and flooding, leading to water damage in your home. It’s important to recognize the potential causes to help prevent a leak or flood. We’ve listed the top 5 causes below.Leaking or bursting pipesPlumbing System IssuesFaulty Household AppliancesWeather and Natural DisastersHVAC (Air Conditioning) IssuesHow much does it cost to repair and cleanup water damage?Price ranges from $450 to $7,000, depending on the type of damage. For a more detailed breakdown click here. *Contact your insurance company for a lower yearly premium with the installation of a smart sensor.Does water Damage decrease your home value?Water damage does decrease the value of your home. The amount that the water damage decreases the value can be limited by identifying water damage, contacting a water restoration company, and repairing the water damage thoroughly and quickly.Water damage can cause structural damage and mold, and the problems may continue even after the existing damage has been mitigated, especially if the source of the damage has not been properly identified and correctly fixed.How Long Does It Take to Dry Water Damage?It takes between 12 and 72 hours to dry water damage depending on the size of the area and the amount of water involved. However, there are several factors that impact how long it takes for water damage to dry.The size of the area is one main factor. Larger areas will take longer to dry than smaller areas. The same goes for the amount of water involved. Drying three inches of water will take less time than drying three feet of water. How to Prevent Water DamageInstalling a Water Leak Detection System. Water leak detection systems prevent serious water damage issues from occurring. Monitor Your Property and HVAC System 24/7 After an easy 10 minute, one-time installation, you can monitor all of your property from one simple dashboard. Our smart sensors are cellular-connected, so you don’t have to worry about local internet or WiFi access failures.You’ll receive alerts on your phone and computer for any unusual activity- like A/C issues (refrigerant and compressor valve leaks) and Water Damage (a flood). Our platform provides 24 hour monitoring to provide information about A/C performance and status to keep the air conditioner running efficiently. You can then make informed decisions about which maintenance specialist to send in an emergency. Contact UsLet our easy-to-use technology reduce the risk to your family and to your home. Contact us to ensure all your properties are protected (239) 932-6701.