Many of the thousands of residential water damage insurance claims made every year are avoidable. Water damage caused by everything from sewer backups, leaky roofs, burst pipes, faulty foundations and cracks in basement walls, has become a leading home insurance claim in the past few years. As a matter of fact, water damage has replaced fire as the primary source of insurance claims.
Here are some helpful resources developed by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation that you can use to help prevent a water-related claim:
Complete a virtual check-up and receive a customized assessment of your home. The assessment provides you with site-specific guidance to help achieve practical, cost-effective means to reduce your chances of a household flood risk.
This guide provides a summary of actions that you can take to reduce the threat of a basement flood. While some actions require a specialist, many items can be completed by the homeowner.
This checklist offers steps you can complete both inside and outside your home that can help minimize your flood risk and the cost of cleaning up after a flood.