Water damage affects both your health and finances, particularly in the form of costly and complex repairs. The severity of damage to your home may seem quite drastic, but water damage may often begin with small, easily reparable symptoms.
According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IIBH), an overflowing or clogged toilet is the leading and most expensive cause of water damage, besides the common plumbing and washing machine issues. Toilets that clog up and overflow typically receive maintenance less than two times a year. Meanwhile, washing machines can cause indoor water problems when the hose explodes, releasing huge amounts of water that get pumped inside rather than away from your home.