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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Utah

1,062,723

Total Residences

This number includes both single-family dwellings, as well as apartments, condos, and rental/short-stay locations.

5.20 %

54,769 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 8.60% chance the water came into your basement. 4,683 Utah respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

3.1 %

32,913 had foundation problems.

In total, 25,758 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 7,155 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Utah Homes
  • Cracking along mortar joints in walls
  • Water marks on block walls
  • The carpet is wet in your basement
  • Sump pump isn't working
  • Stuck doors
  • Drywall is wet
  • Chimney cracks
  • Efflorescence on walls
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • 1
  • Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours. More information.
  • If you already have a mold problem - act quickly. Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause. 2
  • If the leak has caused substantial water damage or mold you will want to hire a contractor who specializes in mold remediation and water damage repairs.
  • If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.
  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. 3
  • Flood insurance covers your home's foundation elements and equipment that's necessary to support the structure (for example: furnace, water heaters, circuit breakers, etc.).

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

Visit this link to review repair contractors in various cities of the state.

Valuable Related Resources For Utah Homeowners

HUD Site

Utah home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Utah

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Utah information.

EPA.gov

Mold general page

Education on the problems caused by water and flooding, especially related to your basement, is a critical step!

EPA.gov

10 things you should know about mold

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