Water Damage Prevention

Even with Water Damage coverage, there are a few things you should consider. This checklist will help remind you of potential problems and some preventative measures you can take to avoid or control water damage.

Roof

  •   Are leaves or snow gathering in and around your eavestrough?
  •   Is water from the eavestrough draining away from your home?
  •   How old is your roof?
  •   Do the shingles sit flat, or do they curl?

Foundational and external factors

  •   Are doors, windows and wall penetrations effectively sealed?
  •   Has the grade of your house settled?
  •   Is your foundation in good condition?
  •   Is your leaching bed or storm sewer backed up?

Pipes, plumbing, and fixtures

  •   Are the seals around bathroom and kitchen fixtures in good repair?
  •   Do you know where the water shut off valves are?
  •   Is your dishwasher leaking?
  •   Does your washing machine have hot and cold rubber hoses?
  •   How old is your water heater?
  •   Is there rust or corrosion on your plumbing pipes or fixtures?

Sewer pipes

  •   Is your residence prone to flooding?
  •   How do I stop water from flowing back into the basement through the main floor drain?
  •   Does your basement have a sump pump?

Additional coverage options may be available. Please speak with an Advisor.

Share this article