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Prevent Water Damage Expense With These Tips & Homeowners Insurance

Oct 28, 2015

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Prevent Water Damage Expense With These Tips & Homeowners Insurance

Your Los Angeles, CA homeowners insurance and these tips can help you prevent water damage costs.

Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, water seems like a harmless substance. After all, what would you rather have spilled on your white carpet: red wine or water? We’d all answer water, right? A little water might be no big deal in your home, but too much of it can do some big damage. The good news is you can prevent water damage and its expense from affecting your family with these tips and your Los Angeles, CA homeowners insurance policy.
  • Make sure every member of your family knows where your main water shut-off is located. That way, if a pipe bursts or appliance breaks and starts gushing water into your home, whoever is home can put a quick and effective stop to further flooding.
  • If you’re leaving your home for a longer period of time, it’s smart to shut off your water and drain your pipes. Trust us, the minimal hassle of clearing out that water is nothing when compared to the major headache and cost even a couple of inches of flooding your home will cause! Just make sure you don’t cut off water to your fire sprinkler system if you have one.
  • Stay up to date on your maintenance for all water-based appliances. Have them inspected by a professional if you notice any signs of leaks or corrosion. Also, get your caulking gun out at least twice a year and patch up caulking around tubs, toilet bases, showers, and sinks.
Water damage can be deceptively expensive. If you do find yourself facing it, you need a homeowners insurance policy that can step in to help your family foot the bill, avoiding a financial burden. To get the right policy to protect you against water damage costs in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the surrounding California cities, contact Fuller Insurance Agency.  
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