Ninety percent of household damage is the result of water damage and flooding. Broken water pipes are a major contributor to that figure. Electronic items are destroyed. Rugs, curtains and clothes are ruined. Electric shock risk is dramatically increased. At the very least, you'll spend days cleaning up the mess, getting rid of the resulting mildew smell and getting your pipes fixed so you can resume your water service.
6 Ways to Prevent Water Damage
- Check your water heater annually. If you need to replace your water heater, which is currently located inside your home, explore the possibility of moving it to the garage.
- Replace washing machine hoses every five years.
- Check washing machine control valves every five years.
- Locate the turn-off valve is for your city water supply. Learn how to operate it.
- If your water bill is abnormally high for no apparent reason, do a complete inspection of your water system.
- Do not pour grease of any kind down your sink or disposal.
If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage for water damage, contact your Farmers agent.Back to Top