How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage

Your home is probably one of your biggest and most important investments. At Southwest Insurance Center serving Austin, TX and surrounding areas, we want to help you, our clients, understand all of the ways you can protect your home. Keep reading to learn more about protecting your home from water damage.

Don’t Ignore Leaks

One of the biggest contributing factors to water damage is leaks which are left unrepaired. A leak will often start out small, which makes it easy to ignore for a while. Wherever there is a leak, though, water damage can happen. If you see a leak, repair it quickly. If you are not aware of any leaks,  it is still a good idea to check your home twice a year for any leaks or collecting water.

Keep Your Home Properly Sealed 

If there are parts of your home which are not properly sealed up, it can let in water during heavy rains. Parts of your home which could be vulnerable can include the basement, roof, or any area that is located downhill where rainwater can run into. You can have your home professionally inspected for these types of vulnerable areas by a home inspector or a construction contractor.

Keep Proper Insurance 

It is important to make sure your home insurance policy has adequate water damage protection. You should note that most home policies do not include flood coverage, but that is different from water damage resulting from busted pipes or leaks. You can sit down with an insurance representative to discuss the details of your policy.

If you would like to learn more about home insurance, please contact us at Southwest Insurance Center serving Austin, TX, and surrounding areas.