Water related damage causes millions of dollars of damage every year. Homeowners insurance generally covers household water damage if the damage is sudden and accidental, such as damage caused by burst piping. But there are steps that homeowners can take to prevent problems and insurance claims. A water damage claim can be a red flag to insurers as well as future homebuyers. It is better to take preventive action than face the risks of increased insurance costs and reduced home marketability. Here are some ideas for you to consider.
1. Use copper tubing or braided stainless steel over rubber for ice maker supply lines, dishwashers, toilets and faucets. Plastic tubing can harden over time and crack.
2. Install braided, no burst hoses on the