This infographic lays out how much the cost of a burst pipe can be. There are 2 types of flooding – natural and man-made. According to the infographic, natural floodings are caused by heavy rains, flash floods and mudflows opposed to ones caused by burst pipes and plumbing problems.

The average cost of repairing water damage after a flooding incident is $15,000 that is over 12 months worth of groceries for a family of four.

The infographic touches the reasons for pipes to burst. Water freezes and expands in the pipes. Water has nowhere to go and exerts catastrophic pressure on the pipes.

Read how to minimize damages from frozen pipes in 3 easy steps.

Next, check some ways to prepare for flooding for both natural and man-made cause floodings. The infographic also provides a blueprint for a flood alert and avert system.



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