How to prevent damage from water leaks
One trillion gallons a year.
That’s how much water is wasted in households and businesses when faucets leak, pipes burst and washing machine hoses crack. Sudden and accidental water damage is the second leading cause of homeowners property claims, right after fire. On average, Amica handles 43 water damage claims each day, with an average cost of $12,000 per claim.
Homeowners could protect against many water-logged events by installing leak detection and mitigation systems designed to send alerts and often take action before trouble happens. By sending messages wherever homeowners are, these devices can save property and even lives.
Leak detection and mitigation systems vary widely in price, function and performance. At Amica, we think it’s smart to combine two kinds of devices – portable sensors that monitor water leaks, temperature and humidity in specific areas, like bathroom or kitchen sinks, and whole-home systems that monitor all water flow and provide automatic shut-off when leaks occur.