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How Your Home Can Prevent Water Damage

How Your Home Can Prevent Water Damage

How Your Home Can Prevent Water DamageYour homeowners insurance policy does cover some water damage, but the best way to not file a water damage claim is to avoid water damage altogether. 

The general homeowners insurance policy covers basic water damage up to the coverage limit. Water damage can be devastating, and the claims process is something no one actually wants to go through. So what can you do? The best way to avoid water damage is to take all possible measures to prevent it in the first place. Here are a few tips on how you can prevent water damage in your home.

  1. Instead of using chemicals to unclog pipes, use a drain snake. While chemicals can certainly get the job done, they can also wear away at the pipes due to their caustic nature. Use a drain snake instead to clear your clogged pipes. They can clear most obstructed pipes.
  2. Your gutters need to be clear of debris in order to function properly. Remnants of leaves and sticks and other particles can act like a damn and cease all proper water flow. This may lead to an overspill, which could leak into the roof and foundation of your home.
  3. Keeping an eye on your water bill may save you thousands of dollars. The reason being that many people don’t realize there is a rogue leak somewhere until the damage is done. If you see your bill start to increase month after month, you may have a leak on your hands (or you are taking too many bubble baths).

A quality home insurance policy covers your home from some water damage, but not all of it. Read your policy to make sure you know what is and what isn’t covered. Call Remland Insurance today for additional safety information or to update your California home insurance policy in Orange County and surrounding areas – 714.532.3341


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