- Check your home’s drainage system to see if proper water drainage occurs. EXAMPLE: gutter downspouts should extend the proper distance from the foundation. Keep gutters clear of debris so water can drain properly.
- Is your yard properly graded to slope away from the home to allow surface water to adequately drain?
- If your basement is vulnerable to water collection, consider installing a sump pump system to keep unwanted water out of this part of your home.
- Washing machine hose failures cause millions of dollars of water losses each year. Check hoses periodically and replace at the first sign of wear. When replacing, many insurance adjusters recommend upgrading to the heavy-duty wire mesh or stainless steel hoses.
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