How to prevent water damage

What you can do to prevent costly water damage in your home.

Most people wouldn't live in a home without smoke detectors, but at the same time don't consider the far more common threat of water damage from leaking or burst pipes.

In fact, your home is six times more likely to be damaged by water than by a fire. A crack of just an eighth of an inch in a pipe can leak 250 gallons of water in one day, leading to thousands of dollars of damage, massive cleanup headaches, and mold and other issues down the road.

Fortunately, a wide range of devices are available to alert you to water issues in your home, and some even are designed to limit the damage when a leak is detected. Check out some of the options below, and talk to your independent agent about which type of device might work best for your situation.

Water Damage Cash Back Program

We are also rolling out a new program that rewards you for installing an approved water-mitigation device. To participate, simply register online with your policy information and a photo of an approved device professionally installed in your home.

Register now

Once enrolled, you will receive a $25 check for every six-month payment period in which you do not have any water-related claims (excluding weather-related claims) - up to $50 per policy year. Contact your local independent agent to learn more!