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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How To Prevent Water Damage in Your Business and Home

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Two pieces of SERVPRO green quipment drying out brown carpet in a water damaged home. Orange SERVPRO house in corner This home was water damaged, and we are working to dry out the carpet for reuse!

Fire and water damage are the two main reasons that SERVPRO is contacted, but many people do not realize that even with fire jobs, often times water damage is also present after putting out the fire. But the most common reason we are called to a home or business to clean up water is because of a busted pipe.


The easiest thing to do is to prevent damage from happening by looking for leaks, and checking pipes for cracks. The next step is to educate yourself and others around you. Do this by learning how to properly cut off water supply throughout the home or building.


This is the quickest way to ensure that no more water can pour into the home and create more damage.

Water pipe damage per minute:

A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute

A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute

A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute

A broken pipe can cause a lot of damage if not found quickly. This is why it is so important to prevent as much damage as possible when in this situation. SERVPRO of Daviess County, Kentucky is Here to Help ® at a moment’s notice with 24/7/365 services available. Give us a call anytime, day or night!

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